BARRIERS TO CHANGE
Individuals’ barriers to change will come with discomfort and uncertainty, and perceived negative effects on interests or even perceived breach of a psychological contract. The organizations’ barriers to change can develop from a lack of change agents, inadequate finances, and/or capacity with poor leadership and resistance to change by senior management.
Transformation of healthcare organizations will help to improve the consistency of an organization’s goals with resource allocation and actions at all levels of the organization. Managing change requires handling the complexity of the process. This involves planning and implementing operations, tactics, and strategies to make sure that change is worthwhile and relevant. Managing change is a complex, dynamic, and challenging process. Effective change involves unfreezing old behaviors, introducing new ones, and re-freezing them.
Change may be continuous, sporadic, occasional, or rare. Change allows time for preparation, whereas unpredictable change is more difficult to respond to. Promoting change is both demanding and fatiguing. The healthcare manager/leader is required to challenge the precedent to bring about change and this requires perseverance.
We live in a very complex and culturally diverse society. When we bring individuals together from diverse backgrounds in a work environment, conflict can arise when expectations are not realized or met. Rather than hoping that the conflict will go away, this paper will explore and identify the reasons for conflict and how to successfully address them in a team environment.
- Describe a conflict within an organization or team that you are familiar with. Identify and describe the source(s) and level of the conflict, and support with evidence.
- Analyze how an individual’s conflict management style influences the outcome of a conflict situation.
- Apply various strategies for managing and resolving interpersonal conflict.
- Describe a minimum of three conflict outcomes that could reasonably occur because of the conflict resolution. Support your reasoning for each possible outcome.