Kurt Lewin’s change theory

To prepare:
– Review Chapter 8 in the course text. Focus on Kurt Lewin’s change theory, and contrast it with other classic change models and strategies.
– Reflect on problems, inefficiencies, and critical issues within a specific department, unit, or area in
your organization or one with which you are familiar. Select one issue as a focal point for this
assignment, and consider a change that could be made to address the issue.
– Think about how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as
relevant professional standards.
– Using one of the change models or strategies discussed in Chapter 8, begin formulating a plan for
implementing the change within the department/unit. Outline the steps that you and/or others should
follow to facilitate the change effort. Align these steps to the change model or strategy you selected.
– Determine who should be involved in initiating and managing the change. Consider the skills and
characteristics that are necessary to facilitate this change effort.
To complete:
By Day 7
Write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:
-Identify a problem, inefficiency, or issue within a specific department/unit.
-Describe a specific, realistic change that could be made to address the issue.
-Summarize how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as
relevant professional standards.
-Identify a change model or strategy to guide your planning for implementing the change. Provide a
rationale for your selection.
-Outline the steps that you and/or others would follow to facilitate the change. Align these steps to
your selected change model or strategy.
-Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and
characteristics that would be necessary to facilitate the change effort.
Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting.
(JUST INCASE THIS IS THE LINK FOR THE WALDEN WRITING CENTER-http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates)
Note: This Assignment will serve as your Portfolio Assignment for this course.
THIS MIGHT HELP TO HAVE AN IDEA OF THE READING MAYBE CAN GET THE LINK SOMEWHERE.
Required Readings
Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Review Chapter 7, “Strategic and Operational Planning”
Chapter 8, “Planned Change”

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