Change readiness problems in healthcare

There are many problems in healthcare that more change readiness could help solve. Here are three important ones.

Sustainability and wellbeing

Healthcare is physically and psychologically demanding and draining. In addition to the intrinsic demands of the job, there is constant change and most healthcare workers feel they have little power to control policy changes and how they affect the workplace. It is easy to get lost and burnt out in such a working environment.

Increasing personal change fitness and individual change readiness promotes personal well-being and is psychologically protective. This, in turn, improves engagement and helps people sustain their performance long-term.

Patient outcomes

Studies have shown that patients don’t always follow through on advice provided by healthcare workers. This leads to poorer patient outcomes and frustration for service providers. 

Patients receive useful medical or lifestyle advice from healthcare workers, and they may know what they should do in response, but they often have difficulty making lifestyle changes that would deliver desired outcomes. This is where healthcare workers could provide useful change readiness education that would help patients put advice into practice.

System effectiveness

Healthcare systems are highly complex and they tend to be risk-averse. Introducing change into such systems is difficult and not without risk. Failure can be costly in economic, cultural, and staffing terms.

Building the change readiness of healthcare systems protects them against risk and unnecessary costs. It improves the likelihood of successful outcomes and the performance of all aspects of the system.

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