What are Principles for Change Management? The principles of change management are the guiding strategies that business leaders should follow to handle change, changes, and disturbances within an organization effectively. The changes can be internal (e.g. transitioning to a new software platform) or external (e.g. migrating to a new software platform) (e.g., new market opportunities, industry trends, or threats). Managing these changes successfully by adopting the specified steps in the process of change management improves performance and the possibility of acceptance.