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Change, Change and More Change: the Never-Ending Story




This chapter explores the concept of change. It shows how change can mean different things to different people and guides nurse managers on how to successfully lead their team through change.


Contents include

  • What is happening?
  • Looking for leadership
  • One model for all situations: managing change as a linear process
  • Different strategies for different situations: the contingency approach
  • A living systems view: another way of seeing
  • The role of the change agent
  • Why change processes may or may not succeed
  • The change agent in action
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Author / Editor Biographies

Jean Anderson is a registered nurse, a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and a Fellow of the College of Nursing in New South Wales. She also holds a Diploma and Bachelor of Arts; a Diploma, Bachelor and Master of Education; and a Graduate Diploma of Educational Administration. She is a Member of the Australian College of Education and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her management experience spans more than 20 years, embracing positions in technical and further education (TAFE) institutions, the acute hospital sector and a national nursing organisation. During t...

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