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Read Chapter 9, APA Style, Minimum 2 references.

1. Try taking a different route to class the next time it meets. Before you do this, think about how many changes, large and small, you will have to make to do this.

a-Will you have to leave earlier to be in class on time?

b-Will you meet different people on your way to class?

c-See different sights?

d-Would you change your route to class on the day of the final exam?

e-Why or why not? Summarize the positives and negatives of this small change. Relate your responses to this change to the way staff nurses feel when an administrator makes what he or she thinks is a “minor” change.

2. Think about a change that has occurred in your life. Some examples may be a change of role, a move, a marriage, a birth, a divorce, or a death.

a-How did you react to the change?

b-Would you have reacted differently if you had had more information?

c-Using Lewin’s model, describe the basic elements in the situation and how you eventually achieved a comfortable outcome.

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Chapter 9 People and the Process of Change Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Change • A natural phenomenon • Macro- and micro-change Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company The Process of Change • The comfort zone – Unfreezing – Change – Refreezing – Return to new comfort zone Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company The Change Process Unfreezing Change Refreezing    Comfort → Discomfort → New zone zone zone Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Sources of Resistance to Change • Technical concerns • Psychosocial needs • Position and power Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Receptivity to Change • Recognize differences in preferences for certainty. • Speak to people’s feelings. • Stories and Drama vs. Statistics. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Resistance • Recognizing resistance • Lowering resistance – Information dissemination – Disconfirmation of currently held beliefs – Psychological safety – Command Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Dictating Change • Effective in many situations • Communicates a sense of urgency • Change may be rapid but without a lasting commitment Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Active Resistance to Change • • • • Attacking the idea Refusal to change Arguing against change Organizing resistance of other people Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Passive Resistance to Change • • • • Avoiding discussion Ignoring the change Refusing to commit to the change Agreeing but not acting Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Strategies to Overcome Resistance • • • • Point out similarities. Express approval. Recognize competence and skill. Provide assurance. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Strategies • Suggest new opportunities. • Express value of contributions. • Ensure involvement. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Strategies (cont’d) • Provide opportunities for expression. • Allow time for practice. • Provide a climate of acceptance. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Four Phases of Planned Change Design the change  Plan the implementation  Implement the change  Integrate the change Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Design the Change • • • • • What is the purpose? Is the change necessary? Is the change technically correct? Will this work? Is there a better way? Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Plan the Implementation • Why is there resistance? • Is the resistance justified? • What can be done to prevent or overcome resistance? Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Implement the Change • • • • What is the magnitude? What is the complexity? What is the pace? What is the current stress level? Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Integrate the Change • Is the change integrated into everyday operations? • Are people comfortable with it? • Is it well accepted? Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Conclusion • Your leadership will influence how change is handled. • Change presents an opportunity for professional growth and development. • View change in a positive way. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company ...
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Topic: Discussion Board questions
Thesis statement: I will have to make various changes to my planning and scheduling to change
my route to class. The planning aspect would enable me to counter the new extremes expected in
the change of route.
I would not change my route to class on an exam day. The latter may have negative impacts
on critical elements of taking an exam. Changing a route can make me late for the exam or class
because the route may have new challenges that I am not aware about. “Minor” changes to
nursing administrators have significant impacts on the nurses. Such changes may include shift
hour changes, shifting nurses to new wards or other branches of the hospital, and changing
nursing roles (Shirey, 2013). I underwent a major change when I was nominated as a student
leader in my institution. My first reaction to the nomination was resistance to take the post on
psychosocial concerns. My refusal to the change was passive, I wanted to agree to the
nomination but ignore the responsibilities (Shirey, 2013). I have been living in my comfort zone,
and I was not ready to be under the pressure of being a public figure. Conclusively, changes are
good, but they can lead to unexpected results. It is not available to make changes to a routine
during critical time...

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