Organizational Change Plan Essay

1270 Words Oct 19th, 2010 6 Pages
Organizational Change Plan-Part I
Janet Yapor
HCS 587
October 6, 2010
Perlita Cerilo

Organizational Change Plan-Part I The proposed organizational change is designed for the Miami VA Medical Center (MVAMC). The vision of the MVAMC is that of a hospital that provides veterans world-class benefits and services adhering to the highest standards, (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010). Therefore, to provide and maintain excellence in care, it is necessary to improve constantly. Health laws require documentation of nursing interventions performed and evaluation of the care given to ensure and improve nursing care quality (Muller-Staub, 2009). In 2001, the MVAMC changed the paper-based nursing documentation system to
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Some of the primary barriers to change are an unclear processes and procedures regarding goals, inefficient leadership and leadership strategies, ineffective communication with employees, improper resource management, and no involvement of employees in change management (Rampur, 2010). Not only individual barriers to change must be handled but the organizational dynamics as well. Prior to applying the change, top management team should state specific goals to achieve. The top management team should also provide a succinct statement of vision and rationale for the projected change implementation as well as a plan of action (Rampur, 2010). The perceived impact and acceptance of computerized documentation on nursing care varied depending on the individual nurse’s characteristics, group support, demographics, and ability to manage identified barriers (Whittaker, Aufdenkamp, & Tinley, 2009). To prepare nurses and pertinent members, it is essential to inform and educate in the process to minimize resistance and encourage the affected members to accept and embrace the change. Not considering the views of employees in an organization is one of the major barriers to implementing