do you have time to complete a case study and research analysis
Instructions for the case study:
Chapter 10, Case Study 10.1 – Merger of two hospitals: stakeholder brainstorm
Please read the case and:
- Submit a list of all the individuals and groups who can affect or might be affected by the outcome of the change; i.e., the stakeholders.
- You may want to consider the above factors (“How to write a case study”) when you are preparing your case answers as an aid to organizing your information if you find it helpful.
Chapter 10, Case Study 10.2 – Merger of two hospitals: stakeholder mapping; Change tool 10.1 – Stakeholder grid
- Read the narrative in Case study 10.2. Using the list of stakeholders developed in Case study 10.1:
- Write answers regarding into which quadrant you would place each stakeholder group, and why you would place them into that quadrant. Provide your reasoning and evidence for your decisions.
I expect to read narrative answers that are written in grammatically correct, well-formulated English sentences. Each paragraph should be organized around a single topic, and transitions should flow logically from one paragraph to the next.
For the research analysis:
Using the cited research from the textbook as a starting point, you are to find a current (as recent as possible) related journal article, preferably on the same topic. You should then read the current article and compare its’ results and findings to those summarized in the text. After determining whether the results and findings are the same or different from those cited in the textbook, you then need to explain what those similarities or differences mean, in plain English.
All cited material must include both internal citations and a complete reference list at the end of the paper. A cover sheet should minimally indicate the name of the Research Report, the name of the course, the student’s name and the date.
Article Specific Directions
Chapter 9, Research Report 9.1 – Collective leadership and strategic change in healthcare organizations
The Denis, Lamothe, and Langley (2001) article is not that recent, so it depends on how much work has been done on collective leadership as to whether can find anything more recent than this article. This is not important. The point of the exercise is to find another article dealing with leadership and strategic change in healthcare organizations. If that is not possible, find another article dealing with leadership and strategic change.
To that end it may be helpful to:
- Use the library databases to search on “leadership” and “strategic change model” and “health care” or “healthcare” to find related articles.
- Use Research report 9.1 to generate search terms, as previously suggested. The methods and research process sections have useful phrases that can be used for a literature search.
- You do not want to merely summarize the article. You want to indicate whether the article you found is consistent or inconsistent with the Denis,Lamothe and Langley (2001) findings. Then you want to discuss what these results, as a whole (both articles together), mean to leaders and managers in terms of being able to plan and conduct a change effort.