The Challenge of Change
Change is generally positive, however it can as well be difficult to embrace at times. Employees can be resistant to change, while managers might feel that it is essential for organizational stability. Describe the challenge of change as it relates to the health care organizations. What is the total impact of change on the organization, its employees, and its constituents, and what role does the manager play as an agent of change? In addition to responding to such problems, review the illustrations of successful change in your textbook and select two illustrations to discuss in greater detail. What did you learn from these illustrations? In each case, how did the individuals overcome the barriers to change, and what were the resulting advantages?
Guided Response: Give a substantive response to at least two of your peers who presented an illustration that was not in your response. What did you learn from the illustrations they presented? Are you now more aware of the challenge of change in health care?