Back to School, Back to Business
The beach bag has relinquished its residency by the front door to a brood of oversized, overstuffed backpacks. Not only are the kids back to school, it’s back to business. As partners and stakeholders in your improvement project return from their summer vacations, it’s time to refocus and re-engage those in your work. Scroll down to find out how.
Engage the Leader
Most people don’t naturally embrace change, and that includes leaders. Statistically, about 70 percent of change programs fail. However, leadership engagement is one of the key predictors and a correlate of success. To generate buy-in for change, one needs to understand their leader’s motivation and desire for the specific type of change targeted by the quality improvement work.
What’s My Motivation?
Some Questions to Answer
Some Questions to Answer
Bring a Change Management Mindset to Your Work
Are you launching a new initiative or feeling stalled in a current one? Contact NICHQ to discuss:
- How to drive dramatic change in your community or state
- Strategies to get buy-in from partners to move your work forward
- Ways to track performance to boost improvement efforts
We customize our services to your needs and goals.
What People Say
Prior to the working with NICHQ, we had had some broad areas of focus for our plan for the year, but really had no strategy or mechanism for testing whether a change that we implemented was an improvement. And we’d always implement statewide before knowing if the change was beneficial. I’ve seen other participants in NICHQ projects make a similar shift and now think about how things are possible instead of impossible.
I feel like I am always learning when I am exposed to NICHQ. I am actually really going to miss it when this collaborative ends!
I am so impressed by the processes that the NICHQ staff use so well to enable teams in many different locations to learn and share, to practice QI processes, to support and inspire each other. NICHQ helps busy people find time to do important and difficult work that improves clinical practice, and to sustain the changes they themselves developed. I’m lucky to have been connected to NICHQ!
I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed and learned from all of you at NICHQ. You are enthusiastic, supportive, smart and FUN. You have talked me off the ledge many times when I wanted to quit. You are true leaders and passionate about what you do.
I was very hesitant about quality improvement in the beginning but NICHQ reformed me. I have been working within our region and our state with health partners for years, but we have made more progress working with NICHQ through your learning process and collaboration than with any other group.