6) Bridges’ Transition Model. 1999). This three stage model focuses on the adjustment that people make when they are going through a transition. Bridges states that “transition starts with an ending and ends with a beginning. Author and organizational consultant William Bridges developed a model that explains the process of transition. This is a non-event. As we delve further into these transitions, it is important to keep a few things in mind. The specialty of this model or theory is that it concentrates and focusses upon transition and not change as such. A transition was expected to happen, but did not. Transition theory aligns well with the partnership model of health care and holistic practice of nursing. Bridges‘ transition model was developed by William Bridges who is a change consultant, and this theory came into the eye of the public after it was published in the book “Managing transitions”.

Firstly, many individuals make this mistake, is that the transition is ONLY a transition if the individual experiencing it considers it a transition. The ideas of Bridges(1991) on transition provide a good understanding of what is going on when an organizationalBridge’s Transition Model change takes place. The various models of change, Kurt Lewin’s model first developed in 1951 (Massarik and Pei-Carpenter, 2002), The Bridges transition model says that change is situational and often occurs without transition, which is a psychological process that has 3 phases where people gradually accept change. Management and Change: Critical Evaluation of a range of principles and frameworks for managing change Introduction Change is now considered to be the biggest challenge for virtually all organisations, public and private, large and small - but especially for large, well established 'complex adaptive' organisations. While conceived for the field of nursing, role transition is a theme in sociology and psychology that is applied in works concerning women and cultural issues (Meleis & Rogers, 1987; Im et al. Change is everywhere and the rate and pace of it is almost William Bridges, the founder of the ‘theory into transition’ (2000) describes three phases of psychological readjustment and reorientation, which he found people undergoing and coming to terms with change go through.