Good transitions – planning matters to your success

What do you do when news practices, systems and models are ‘foisted’ upon you by a new contracting arrangements?

Well in most cases we ‘suck it up’ and get on with the job. You often have little choice as these contracts represent your bread and butter and not to do so would disadvantage you clients and future customers.

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All things change but some things stay the same

The pace of change in our society is phenomenal. If we think back over the last year we can probably identify at least 10 things that have changed or evolved. Some of these changes are radical and others simple improvements, yet each is taking us to a new innovation or shift in our view of the world.

However some things remain fundamental notwithstanding these shifts. We all need to communicate, be entertained, feel connected or worthy, get out and about and make a contribution to our community.

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Could ‘fun’ be the antidote to change resistance

We often hear of ‘change resistance’ or ‘change fatigue’ when we talk about change in the workplace. This gives us an altogether negative outlook on the process of making change.

But does implementing change always need to be hard, frightening, frustrating or challenging? Perhaps this needn’t be the case if you can introduce some ‘fun’ into the equation.

If we injected some fun into the creation of new ideas and the introduction of new ways of doing things …

  1. then we could shift how we think of change, and
  2. get the job of change done quickly and with far fewer difficulties.

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Why are there underspends in client’s community care funds?

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.

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