Browsing All Posts filed under »complexity«

Roll it out and forget about it!

September 21, 2013


As you can see from this graphic, even “tested” best practices roll out on a trajectory. There is no such thing as a completed roll out. The environment must be monitored for conditions that might propel a drift back into unsafe or undesired practices. These drifts usually do not occur because staff refuse to adopt […]

Calling Nursing Leaders!

April 11, 2013


If you can only read one article this year I suggest it be this one: Work-Arounds: A Matter of Perception. Cathy Lalley, MHI, RN It will be the best $14 you spend for the future of nursing!

Blog Recommendation: Hospital Systems

September 28, 2011


Hospitals need collaborative relationships and not just among clinicians. This is a very informative blog totally dedicated to Hospital systems “and how to improve them”…From the engineers…  

Nurses hate change…or do they?

September 25, 2011


Whenever a project fails one will inevitably hear a comment about how the nurses, especially older ones, never want to change.  While this may provide some momentary comfort to the leaders of the initiative, it’s an untruth.  If we look at the hospital environment today, it is full of complexity. Those who do not like […]

IBM Survey of CEOs

March 20, 2011


Every two years, IBM surveys CEOs across the globe about the current challeges facing leaders.  This survey has broad implication for organizational strategy, leadership development and leadership selection. The 2010 edition called “Capitalizing on Complexity” is a gold mine of information. This time they surveyed CEOS but also students in Leadership programs such as MBAs. […]

Leadership blog

February 23, 2011


Leadership blog This is a great blog with modern leadership theories one of which comes from the Army college which describes today’s world as Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA). This certainly describes healthcare. This blog’s main writer Carol Mase describes some  great strategies to lead in this type of environment.