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The Top 4 Change Process Tips

As a consultant for more than 10 years, helping clients improve their professional practice environment so they are ready for credentialing recognition is a passion of mine.

One of the things I’ve noticed when I’ve gone into organizations is that oftentimes nurse leaders, as well as staff nurses, don’t take the time to slow down and reflect on exactly what it is that they have changed. In order for you to really be able to appreciate the change process, you must be in “action learning” mode.

4 Tips for Improving Your Change Process:

  1. What did you say you were going to do? Have that conversation and be really honest about exactly what you said you were going to do. This will provide you with some of the best learning you could ever have.
  2. What did you actually do? This is where reality creeps in. Don’t be embarrassed that you didn’t do everything because – guess what? – it happens.
  3. What did you learn? This is probably the most important part of the conversation. It’s these learnings that will help you move forward with the change process.
  4. What do you need to do next? And, of course, whom do we need to involve?

Using these four basic questions as part of your action learning process will not only provide you an opportunity for reflection and learning, but also give you an opportunity to contemplate the next steps of your change process.

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