An executive summary
Change is inevitable in any organization. In nursing, teamwork is key as it allows nurses to collaborate to develop care plans with doctors. Teamwork always proves to be a success in many organizations. Teamwork helps in reducing errors in the healthcare field. Improving patient care and establishing more efficiency in any organization can only be enhanced by teamwork and collaboration. Taking the right action plans when implementing any change is critical as it helps in outlining the right strategies to enhance their success. Embracing the right strategies is key as it ensures that all the stakeholders in any organization participate fully in the changes proposed.
Change Being Proposed
Teamwork is an important aspect of nursing care. Teamwork is critical as it creates effective communication and open communication between healthcare professionals to take care of patients. Therefore, the proposed change involves assigning a single duty to three nurses to promote teamwork within the organization. Such changes require embracing the right leadership styles that empower nurses and allow them to cooperate and work together to offer proper care to patients (Sharma et al., 2020). The leaders will ensure that more nurses are employed within the facility to enhance the changes. Such changes will also be critical in enhancing job satisfaction among nurses. This will, in turn, reflect through the art of offering quality services.
Justifications for the Change
Teamwork is key in enhancing job satisfaction among nurses as it creates an environment where colleagues in an organization can cooperate and work together. Sharing duties is critical as it helps increase happiness and reduce stress in the workplace. Trust is also enhanced among workers as they work on achieving a common goal. Improved patient care is enhanced as nurses use common standards to improve patients’ experience. Efficiency can only be enhanced through teamwork and collaboration (Bourgault & Goforth, 2021). Teamwork reduces the wastage of time and resources hence lowering the cost incurred to access effective healthcare. Professional connections can also be embraced through a team as the workers develop a mindset of helping each other to help patients to receive proper care.
Types and Scope of the Proposed Change
The proposed change will cover all the nursing departments in an organization. Nursing leadership will play a critical role in enhancing changes that will ensure the success of the plans implemented. The Scope of change will cover communication channels, working schedules, and professional connections that will enhance the success of the changes. Training will also be critical in enhancing the necessary changes. Leaders will play a critical role in outlining the Scope that ought to embrace to enhance the changes. This will involve creating a schedule that will fit all the nurses and enhance positive change.
Identification of the Stakeholders
The stakeholders of any change process play critical in enhancing its success. The stakeholders in the proposed changes include nurses leaders, the nurses, physicians, and the patients themselves. The leaders play a critical role in laying down the required strategies to ensure that the changes are implemented successfully. On the other hand, physicians will play a critical role in establishing a work plan that will allow nurses to work together (Kakemam et al., 2020). The nurses will have to cooperate with their leaders and the work plan provided by physicians in providing the necessary healthcare to patients. All the stakeholders of the proposed changes must work together to enhance its success.
Identification of a Change Management Team
A committee will conduct the change management process to ensure that the latter implements the changes. The change management team will include nurses’ leaders, the patients, and the nurses. The leaders will help create an environment that will allow nurses to cooperate and work together. The leaders will check that the teamwork aligns with the outlined strategies. This will include creating a change management team in which the nurses participate in enhancing the proposed changes. A change management team will prepare the work plan in collaboration with the nurses to ensure that the changes benefit the facility in question.
The nurse leaders will ensure that all the nurses within the organization are informed about the proposed changes. This includes ensuring all health stakeholders are well-informed about the proposed changes. The changes must be communicated at least three weeks before the changes are made. A meeting involving all the stakeholders of the changes will be conducted to communicate the importance of the proposed changes. The role of each stakeholder is expected to be communicated before the implementation stages. The change management team will inform the stakeholder of each person’s expectations in enhancing the required changes.
Risk Mitigation Plans
Despite the merits of these changes, there are higher risks of overburdening the facility differently. Therefore, the change management team will have to strategize and ensure that the proposed changes are implemented without incurring extra costs. The changes will have to be implemented in stages to ensure that the organization absorbs all the risks without affecting the quality of services provided to the organization. The change monitoring team will ensure that the changes will be monitored to ensure that all the risks are mitigated before getting out of hand. Other additional changes might be implemented to ensure that all the risks are identified and dealt with promptly.
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