Week 4 discussion Leading and Managing in Nursing, Ch. 2, 6, 8,17–19 Read the following from Leading and Managing in Nursing: Ch. 2: Safe Care: The Core of Leading and Managing Ch. 6: Making Decisions and Problem Solving Ch. 8: Understanding and Designing Organizational Structures Ch. 17: Leading Change Ch. 18: Building Teams Through Communication and Partnerships Ch. 19: Workforce Engagement and Collective Action Change Readiness Self-Assessment Complete the Table 17-1 Self-Assessment: How Receptive are you to Change and Innovation? on page 313 of Leading and Managing in Nursing by clicking the Exploration tab. Reflect on changes you have experienced. Knowing your change readiness score now, think about what you would do differently to make yourself more change-agile. Team Assessment Complete the Table 18-1 Team Assessment Exercise: Are We a Team? on page 323 of Leading and Managing in Nursing by clicking the Discussion tab. Write a 90-word summary of how you can improve your team’s dynamics, regardless of your assessment score. Local campus students: Prepare to present and discuss your summary in the next class meeting. Online students: Post your summary and respond to at least one classmate’s post. Driving Forces for Change Change in health care is often related to quality. This activity introduces you the three major driving forces of the current emphasis on quality. Explore the Health and Medicine Division*, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Quality Forum to understand each organization’s key focus and its mission, vision, and values. *Formerly Institute of Medicine FIRST MESSAGE #1 CHANGE INITIATIVES What examples of quality and safety change initiatives have you experienced in practice? FIRST MESSAGE #2 CHANGE AGENT Why is important for every nurse to think of themselves as a change agent?