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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Lena L Watson, Dr. RN, MBA/HCM(University of Phoenix)
Description: Part of the Executive Essentials series, this book offers ways to drive sustainable organizational change in today's volatile healthcare organizations.
Purpose: It gives organizational leaders information on ways healthcare leaders can effectuate change in a healthcare setting, taking into consideration the basic premise that the ability to outperform competitors occurs when financial performance and human capital are considered in tandem. Healthcare organizations are in a constant state of change, and human and financial resources are dependent variables that must be managed as part of the change process. The authors meet their objectives using illustrations, examples, and step-by-step methods.
Audience: This book is intended for healthcare professionals who are change agents within organizations. In particular, it is written for busy healthcare executives. The authors have years of experience in key senior leadership roles in major healthcare and consulting organizations, with proven track records of success creating change programs and educating others on organizational culture and change.
Features: "As an Executive Essentials title, this book is designed to provide quick facts for healthcare executives. It contains key information on topics essential to guiding executives on ways to implement sustainable change. Additional resources are provided for further reading. The graphs, figures and tables are reader-friendly, relevant, and easy to comprehend. There are numerous self-reflection questions, useful case studies and commentaries, and unique recommendations to foster a change environment. "
Assessment: This is a great resource for any manager interested in change. This small book is packed with strategies that synthesize human capital and financial performance to drive sustainable change in today's busy healthcare organizations. It deserves a permanent place on every healthcare executive's bookshelf!