QI 201 Lesson 1: How Change Spreads
A change that seems sensible and beneficial to you may feel threatening to others. In this course, you’ll learn how new ideas typically spread through a population, according to the work of psychologist Kurt Lewin and sociologist Everett Rogers. With their research in mind, you'll learn what you can do to help motivate the more change-resistant individuals in your population to embrace a new idea, to allow your innovation to spread as far as possible.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain Kurt Lewin's three stages of change.
2. Describe five types of adopters according to Everett Rogers.
3. List several methods to help change-resistant individuals accept a new idea and increase the likelihood the idea will spread.
David Williams, PhD, Executive Director & Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Piotr Pilarski, MD, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical Center View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Improvement Advisor, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Richard Scoville, PhD, Improvement Adviser, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
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You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.