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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 7Assembling the Individuals for a Change Event

Most companies have a well-developed system for assigning individual employees to change initiatives. They ask who is available. They look for people who have done something similar before, and people whom the responsible executive respects. Then they take whomever they can get. The result is that the same thirty people work on every project. As individuals, these people may be bright and talented, but often they participate only because they are willing and nobody else is. From an employee's perspective, the results of this catch-as-catch-can system are less than inspiring. Some folks seem always to be working on interesting projects. Others never get the chance to prove themselves. From ...

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