You had a good idea for a change. Then you tested it and implemented it in one location. Now what? Well, if the change continues to lead to improvement, the next logical step is to spread it — to widely share that great innovation. However, you can’t just take a new process from one location and expect that it is going to work perfectly somewhere else. Read on to learn how to spread changes successfully.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain how to spread a change.
2. List sociologist Everett Rogers’ five attributes of innovations that spread, and apply them to an improvement project.
3. Identify the components of IHI’s Framework for Spread.
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