PSOCM® 

People Sustained Organizational
Change Management 

(an open source change management system)
People Sustained Organizational Change  Management 
(PSOCM®is a  10-Step Model developed as part of the post-graduate, doctoral studies research of Richard H. Carson at Washington State University.

This model is the most comprehensive change manage- ment model available today. It presents a complete life-cycle series of steps that can be utilized in total or in separate phases. The genesis and constant refinement of PSOCM® is the result of a meta-analysis of the work of numerous academics, practitioners and consultants.  

There are various change management theories that have been developed in recent years that take a piece meal approach to organizational change. Phrases such as total quality management; strategic planning; performance measurement; planning-programming-budgeting systems (PPBS); strength, weakness, opportunities, threat analysis (SWOT); and continuous improvement (kaizen) all represent earlier attempts to provide answers to organizational problems.

Approaches and methodologies such as PROSCI (ADKAR), Six Sigma, etc. also provide more detailed step-by-step methods. The PSOCM® model incorporates much of what these earlier methods provide, but develops a more seamless and integrated process that can be tailored to both private and public-sector organizations.

Change management
 is an oxymoron 
The most important considerations to keep in mind when using PSOCM® is that it is free and it is state-of-the-art. In the high-tech world there are open source software programs for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.

The beauty of PSOCM® is that you can use it or modify it to fit your specific organizational needs. Indeed, when you find improvements, then please contact us about your experiences so we can share them. The research work of  PSOCM® uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Over time both positive and negative experiences regarding organizational change management experiences will be added. The one caveat to that is that such commentaries will be limited to programmatic uses and not complaints about any specific organization that charges for such services.

PSOCM® is unique because it is specifically researched and designed to address the needs of a variety of organizations. Other models treat all organizations in a one-size-fits-all methodology.

However, the universe of organizations consists of private-sector organizations (business) that are  mission-driven by profitability, public-sector organizations (government)  that are mission-driven by the public good and a variety of hybrids (e.g., nonprofits, utilities). 
  

this site is always under construction

Want to help? We are looking for folks to help build the PSOCM® resource. If you want to participate in expanding sections of the 10-step model, then let us know. Anyone with a research bent, academic not, is welcome.

People Sustained Organizational Change Management (PSOCM®) is a 10-step model developed as part of Richard H. Carson's post-graduate, doctoral studies at Washington State University. This model is the most comprehensive change management model available today. It presents a complete life-cycle series of steps that can be utilized in total or in separate phases.

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Good News! I have decided to share my experience as an academic, consultant and practitioner through another online venue. I have the U.S. copyright to The Book of Change©. This will be a website, ebook and blog that will be a great resource for anyone seriously interested in change management. The online book provides information on the history, models and current uses of change management in both private-sector and public-sector organizations. You are invited to participate in its evolution! Join us in creating the first online organizational change management free resource.