Workplace Changes Plan: Kurt Lewin’s change model

Nowadays a priority of clinics and hospitals is to improve the quality of health services provided for patients. Therefore, there is something needs to be changed in health care service, particularly at the nursing level.

In order to create an appropriate workplace changes plan according to the given scenario, it seems rather useful to utilize Kurt Lewin’s change model. Mitchell (2013) calls him “the pioneer” who addressed how and why changes occur (p. 32). He suggested that any change or innovation could usefully be explained in terms of three stages: unfreezing, changing or moving, and refreezing (Huber, 2014). However, when deciding to implement the obtained knowledge into practice, one could not do it without an analysis of so-called Force Field Analysis also created by Lewin – the methodology used to understand what you need to implement changes. The above analysis directly connected with the first stage of unfreezing. It is the preparatory step when nurses should be provided with sufficient support and guarantees (for example, necessary equipment or pay rise) to decide to take part in the enterprise of change. Employee’s motivation is a key to both challenges and achievements of the organization. In a sense, the development of motivation leads to higher productivity activities. Nevertheless, some people are always against changes. One of the most effective ways to overcome resistance to change is to explain to staff nature and reasons for the changes. Exchange of ideas is helpful, too. The process of clarification can take the form of one-to-one interviews, briefings, or sending memoranda and reports. In addition, if initiators attract potential opponents to the planning and implementation of the changes, thus they could anticipate resistance in a timely manner.

The second stage of moving assumes the change process. In my opinion, the following way of change seems significant: “incomplete and illegible documentation are important issues that interfere with a nurse’s ability to access and accurately interpret clinical findings in paper charts,” states Payne (2013, para.7). Electronic documentation might resolve the question of a gap between nurses and OR in this case. Moreover, Manchester et al. (2014) claim that often the need to develop educational content or provide clinical reminders appear to guarantee practice reliability. Some studies show that the majority of nurses is based on those knowledge and skills that they have received in educational institutions, and rarely seeks the information published in specialized magazines, books, and scholar journals while a new information might promote to the better interaction between staff members, particularly nurses and other departments.

The third stage of Lewin’s theory states that the change should be reinforced. According to Cassano (2014), “positive attitude related to the improved quality of electronic documentation and a new appreciation of the decreased workload afforded when using a well-designed system” (para. 10). The role models and permission to make their decisions will help the accomplishment of change. Nurses should have a clear picture of desired change and the benefits that these changes will bring. Like a doctor who first establishes symptoms, diagnoses, then selects a course of treatment, and finally proceeds to the treatment, it is necessary to monitor the process of change and to take corrective actions timely.

In conclusion, it should be stressed that the application of the principles of Lewin’s theory at the nursing level allows understanding of how they should cope with changes.

References

Cassano, C. (2014). The Right Balance – Technology and Patient Care.Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 18(3). Web.

Huber, D. (2014). Leadership and nursing care management (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, Mo.: Saunders.

Manchester, J., Gray-Miceli, D., Metcalf, J., Paolini, C., Napier, A., Coogle, C., & Owens, M. (2014). Facilitating Lewin’s change model with collaborative evaluation in promoting evidence based practices of health professionals. Evaluation and Program Planning, 47(1), 82-90.

Mitchell, G. (2013). Selecting the best theory to implement planned change. Nursing Management, 20(1), 32-37.

Payne, S. (2013). Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 8(1). Web.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Online Academic Experts
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Economics
Nice work
Customer 453185, May 21st, 2022
Education
Very fast response and did a excellent job.
Customer 453201, May 31st, 2022
Health Care
The writer did not follow my choice of topic (Food/Water Insecurity, Hunger, & Poverty), the paper was instead written about Climate Change in Africa. However, the paper was still great and informative. Thank you!
Customer 452777, January 28th, 2022
Nursing
Thank you
Customer 453087, March 5th, 2022
Nursing
The writer was timely and proficient. I had to ask for a revision, but I got it back quickly with no other issues. Would use this essay writing service again
Customer 452441, November 14th, 2021
Nursing
It was a very long paper, but she followed all the instructions, and she even finished the paper 5 days before the due date. Will write an essay with her again, thanks!
Customer 452967, November 27th, 2021
Business Management
Awesome job, Thank you
Customer 453201, June 12th, 2022
History
Don't really see any of sources I provided, but elsewise its great, thank you!
Customer 452697, May 8th, 2021
Nursing
thank you so much
Customer 452749, June 10th, 2021
English 101
very good paper thank you.
Customer 453083, February 18th, 2022
Management
Love this writer!!! Great work
Customer 452597, April 5th, 2021
Professions and Applied Sciences
Thanks. This helps a lot. Was a bit late but some cushion was given.
Customer 453015, February 10th, 2022
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
AllEscortAllEscort
Live ChatWhatsApp
AllEscort