Sometimes an improvement project that seems simple — getting people to wash their hands more often, for instance — fails completely because the organization’s culture isn’t fertile ground for that change. In this lesson, you’ll learn why culture change is often essential if you want process improvements to stick. You’ll also learn how you can use familiar tools — such as the Model for Improvement — to help drive culture change. Finally, you’ll explore the reasons that changing culture without changing the way people do their work won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for patients and providers.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Define process change and culture change
2. Describe how activities related to improving processes can influence culture.
3. Explain why culture change efforts do not necessarily result in process change.
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