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Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects by David A. Shore

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Chapter 6What You Are Looking For

Pity the health care leader charged with finding people to lead and staff a new change initiative. The task of getting the right people, as we will shortly see, is hard enough. But he or she must first determine whether any people are available. At least five organizational factors are likely to interfere.

One is simply supply and demand. The demand for people to work on projects in health care organizations typically outstrips supply, sometimes by a factor of ten to one. There is a constant need for project teams, just because every organization these days is trying so hard to change. But the supply of people is fixed, at least in the short term. And no administrator or human resources manager wants to go ...

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