NURS 6053 Discussion – Week 4 Critiquing a Change Effort
As a nurse leader, you need to have the skills and knowledge
to collaborate and communicate with those who plan for and manage change. This
capacity is valuable in any health care setting and for many different types of
change. Furthermore, it is essential to be able to evaluate a change effort and
determine if it is promoting improved outcomes and making a positive difference
within the department or unit, or for the organization as a whole.
Review Chapters 7 and 8 in the course text. Focus on the
strategies for planning and implementing change in an organization, as well as
the roles of nurses, managers, and other health care professionals throughout
Reflect on a specific change that has recently occurred in
your organization or one in which you have worked previously. What was the
catalyst or purpose of the change?
How did the change affect your job and responsibilities?
Consider the results of the change and whether or not the
intended outcomes have been achieved.
Was the change managed skillfully? Why or why not? How might
the process have been improved?
By Day 3
Post a summary of a specific change within an organization
and describe the impact of this change on your role and responsibilities.
Explain the rationale for the change, and whether or not the intended outcomes
have been met. Assess the management of the change, and propose suggestions for
how the process could have been improved.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence, or research.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
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