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.
Contributors
Author(s):
David Williams, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Piotr Pilarski, MD, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical Center View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Richard Scoville, PhD, Improvement Advisor/Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.