Change is usually positive, but it can also be difficult to embrace at
times. Employees can be resistant to change, while managers may feel
that it is necessary for organizational stability. Discuss the
challenge of change as it relates to health care organizations. What is
the overall impact of change on the organization, its employees, and
its constituents, and what role does the manager play as an agent of
change? In addition to responding to these questions, review the
examples of successful change in your textbook and choose two examples
to discuss in greater detail. What did you learn from these examples?
In each case, how did the individuals overcome the barriers to change,
and what were the resulting benefits?