We’ve said it before and we will say it again:
In 1995, John Kotter published research that revealed only 30 percent of change programs are successful. In 2008, a McKinsey & Company survey of business executives indicates that the percent of change programs that are a success today was still…30%. The numbers today aren’t much better. A survey conducted by AHA shows that barriers to change are most disconcerting in the areas of physician engagement and buy-in and organizational barriers to collaboration.
Obstacles hospitals leader identify as barriers to achieving strategic priorities http://bit.ly/1ItPM2i
With all of these barriers, how can positive change happen in healthcare? How can we beat these odds together on Integrated Teams?
With Physicians who are empowered through leadership education, and as a result, engaged in making change happen as a collaborative process at every level of the organization!
Change Agents aren’t token “champions” acting as lone wranglers of a herd:
- They are trained and utilized as leaders engaging staff at every level.
- They are agile strategists empowered to identify and make simple, iterative improvements that lead to lasting results.
- They are encouraged to have a growth mindset of progress over perfection
- They are well-supported by executive leadership sponsors and administrators
We urge senior leadership to invest in developing their physician leaders to be agents of change. In return, physicians must also accept themselves as change leaders, regardless of their actual job title!
The Physician Leadership Institute provides education and tools for Physician Leaders to not only make transformation happen, but to make it stick. We offer concise but comprehensive strategy maps and other essential education for change agents, including the PLI Change Framework. Note the upfront emphasis on terrain mapping and stakeholder analysis and the iterative design that is inherent to a circular process:
Physician Empowerment = Engagement
Physicians truly hold the key that opens the door to transformation in healthcare delivery. How will you empower them through leadership development, and engage them to lead change in your organization?
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry