Organizational Adaptation

I’m studying for my Management class and need an explanation.

As health care administrators, we play a pivotal role in recognizing the need to adapt and recommend responses to environmental changes that threaten achievement of organizational goals. You are completing this assignment to demonstrate your ability to recognize the need to adapt, evaluate appropriate responses, and recommend actions to improve organizational adaptive capability.

In the article, “Strategic Planning in Health Care: The Results are Everything…Or Are They?,” Schidlow (2008) explains, “A strategic plan needs to be like a musical score: the notes are all there, but some interpretive creativity must be allowed in its expression. There needs to be some flexibility to change course in response to untoward events or opportunities, without losing sight of the goals.”

In 350 words or less, describe an example of a recent (within the past six years) external health care environmental pressure that changed your organization or an organization that you are familiar with. Use the following template to develop your initial post.

Type of health care organization (i.e., standalone hospital, health system, long –term care, hospice, medical group practice, pharmaceutical company, etc.)
Brief description of the environmental pressure (be specific) that created the need to adapt.
A description of the response carried out by the organization to change course and adapt.
Did the response work (i.e., not losing sight of goals)? Why or why not?
One recommendation you would make to improve the organization’s adaptive capability to the environmental pressure (provide support).

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Discussion 5.1: Organizational Adaptation Template

few articles that can help you

The article readings discuss organizations’ ability to adapt to environmental change factors.

Schidlow, D. V. (2008). Strategic planning in health care: The results are everything…or are they? The Physician Executive, 34(2), 32-34.

Kerfoot, K. M. (2009). Leading in times of turmoil: adaptation when there are no easy answers. Nursing Economics, 27(5), 341-342.

Nesse, R. E., Kutcher, D. W., & Rummans, T. (2010). Framing change for high-value healthcare systems. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 32(1), 23-28.

Hacker, S. K. (2012). Change ability. Quality Progress, 45, 16-20.

Berwick, D.M., Feeley, D., & Loehrer, S. (2015). Change from the inside out: Health care leaders taking the helm. JAMA, 313(17), 1707-1708.

Cutler, D.M. (2014). Who benefits from health system change? JAMA, 312(16), 1639-1641.

Denis, J. & Forest, P. (2012). Real reform begins within: An organizational approach to health care reform. Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, 37(4), 633-645.