The move to ‘consumer directed care’ and the allocation of funds to the individual is part of the policy landscape in Australia – but the early evidence is showing that these allocated funds are not being fully spent in delivering care.
This raises the question of whether providers have effectively assessed and managed the change management needed to encompass this model of care support.
Continue reading Why are there underspends in client’s community care funds?
In times of change it is not a bad thing for a manager to say ‘I don’t know’.
Change – an act or process through which something becomes different. Make or become different.
For something to become different it has to change, in becoming different it often will represent the ‘unknown’.
Continue reading Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” in managing change
Myths play a useful role in our life. They help to simplify and present a story that build shared understanding and insight.
One way of thinking about myths is that they are ‘fanciful fiction’ which help us make sense of the world. We must remember that they are not reality, they reflect a widely held but false belief.
Continue reading 4 skills for leaders that will deliver change
Who is responsible for reconnecting older people to their community or social networks when there are limited family or friends to help?
I ask this as a result of a recent article which showcased the work of Wellbeing Enterprises, a winner of the Health & Social Care award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016. Wellbeing Enterprises works “help people find things that make them smile”.
Continue reading Putting ‘community’ into community aged care
Do you remember those painful days waiting to be picked to join a schoolyard or sports team? The waiting was never very pleasant but ‘picking a winning team’ has its own challenges and rewards if done well.
I know we weren’t ‘playing for sheepstations’ in the schoolyard but in the world of work the stakes are sometimes higher.
Making a choice requires you to know what you want and search out and find the right person with the right qualities. so if you are picking your Change Champions what qualities should you be looking for to skew your chances of success? Some of the key attributes are shared her to provide some guidance as you approach this task.
Continue reading 12 qualities you need in your change champions for success