Kotter 8 Step Change Process

See below resources around a change model by Dr. John Kotter to consider implementing when designing a project plan. Resources Bush, H. (2017). How to Embrace Change. Ausmed. Campbell, R. J. (2008). Change management in health care. The Health Care Manager, 27(1), 23-39. Kotter J & Cohen D 2002, The Heart of Change, Harvard Business School Press NHS…

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Tools for Knowledge and Learning: A Guide for Development and Humanitarian Organisations

Journal Club Article: Ramalingam, B. (2006). Tools for knowledge and learning: A guide for development and humanitarian organizations. London: Overseas Development Institute. Background “No one should be dying or suffering because knowledge that already exists in one part of the world has not reached other parts. It is up to each of us to take…

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Diffusion of Innovations by Everett Rogers (Book Club)

Book Club: Rogers, E. M. (1995) Diffusion of innovations. (5th ed.) Simon and Schuster, New York, USA. [summary article] What is Diffusion? “Diffusion is the process in which an innovation is communicated through certain channels over time among the members of an social system” (pg. 5). What are Innovations “An idea, practice, or object that is perceived…

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Change Theory: 6 Thinking Hats Theory

Background Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats tool is a powerful change process technique and is used to look at different points of view or lens to aid change management. This provides a team orientated and more rounded view of a situation and more effective group thinking.  The processes involve a detailed and cohesive way to…

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Seven Behaviors to Advance Teamwork

Journal Club: Weberg, D., & Weberg, K. (2014). Seven behaviors to advance teamwork: findings from a study of innovation leadership in a simulation center. Nursing administration quarterly, 38(3), 230-237. [abstract] This article discusses leadership as a team dynamic and presents 7 characteristics of innovation leadership that support the work of teams. The belief that traditional notions…

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