Navigation Links
How alert hospital employees improved hospital's MSRA infection rate
Date:6/13/2012

ation of complexity theory to organizational leadership. It encourages behavioral change through revealing and tapping into "positive deviants" or notable individuals who come to lead the change process from within based on their own behaviors that deviate from the organization's norms and accomplish extraordinary results using ordinary resources.

"How do they lead this change?" Schneider asks. "They are wise regarding the organization's work processes, history and norms. The change and development process known as positive deviance unearths these folks, and their stories become compelling and motivating to others. But rather than merely train others to copy the deviants' behaviors, the positive deviance process is also about continuous improvement and generation of new ideas and behaviors through a team-based, collaborative effort."

Themes that emerged in the study include the roles of anxiety, attachment and relationships in facilitating change efforts; and power shifts and the subsequent emergence of leadership that occurred across the MSRA collaborative.

It is important to realize that organizational change efforts cause anxiety and skepticism among even the best employees, and this must be acknowledged and overcome for any change to occur. The means for overcoming anxiety and skepticism include tapping into our need for attachment/affiliation and relationships. If people experience the change together, support each other, and reflect upon and share their experiences with the change, the change becomes part of their culture and identity, and they embrace rather than fight it.

In terms of power shifts, complexity theory illustrates that leadership is often an "emergent" process coming from the bottom-up or occurring laterally among peers.

One of the strongest leaders in fighting MRSA infection at Maine Medical Center was a patient transporter/van driver, who had developed great practices and ideas but was in
'/>"/>

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
Sheryl.M.Weinstein@NJIT.edu
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Buttercups alert farmers to first signs of subarctic fungus in the UK
2. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
3. Some improved cookstoves may emit more pollution than traditional mud cookstoves
4. Improved loblolly pines better for the environment, study finds
5. Early detection techniques offer hope for improved outcomes in lung cancer patients
6. Trial seeks improved lung-cancer screening by combining imaging and biomarkers
7. A trained palate: Understanding complexities of taste, smell could lead to improved diet
8. Queens scientists seek vaccine for Pseudomonas infection
9. BPA could affect reproductive capabilities, cause infection of the uterus
10. To drive infections, a hijacking virus mimics a cells signaling system
11. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How alert hospital employees improved hospital's MSRA infection rate
(Date:12/19/2014)...  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today ... differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... immigrants first arrived more than four hundred years ago, ... as a meeting place for peoples from different continents. ... mixing of peoples with African, European, and American origins ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a ... its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as ... accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will ... in Las Vegas . ... is accurate, flexible and robust – with the clinical ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has ... in India 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... this market is the adoption of multimodal biometric ... characteristic of an individual for verification and identification ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) ... in the August issue of Hepatology , a ... Liver Diseases, found that metabolic syndrome significantly increases risk ... to data from the National Cancer Institute, 24,120 new ...
... , This release is available in German ... on the outer membrane for the absorption of viruses like ... well-protected against pathogenic germs. However, certain viruses, such as the ... via the mucous membrane. Just how this infiltration occurs on ...
... natural cycle that dictates our biological processes over a 24-hour ... or wake. Disruptions in the cycle are also associated with ... Prof. Yoav Gothilf of Tel Aviv University,s Department of Neurobiology ... looking to the common zebrafish to learn more about how ...
Cached Biology News:Metabolic syndrome increases risk of both major types of primary liver cancer 2Scavenger cells accomplices to viruses 2Repairing our inner clock with a 2-inch fish 2Repairing our inner clock with a 2-inch fish 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Sigma-Aldrich ... that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... acquisition expired on December 22, 2014, thereby completing ... requirement for the acquisition of the Company by ... antitrust clearance satisfies another condition to closing the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 23, 2014 ... pilot study of mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity ... in December 2014 . The paper, ... with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder" ( Konofal et al, ... 1;8:2321-2332. eCollection 2014 ) shows that mazindol might ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Md. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... SYN), a developer of pathogen-specific therapies for ... on protecting the microbiome, today announced positive ... Phase 1a clinical trial of SYN-004, the ... prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & Environmental ... has signed a letter of intent to acquire ... and patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used to ... enable rapid on-site collection and testing to identify ... issues in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective manner. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 4Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 5ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2
... 8, 2011 Golden Seeds, an investment firm dedicated ... empowerment of women entrepreneurs, announced today that it has ... in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to support the growing number of ... state-wide in Pennsylvania.  Since its first Pittsburgh investment in ...
... 8, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: Global High Throughput ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0611062/Global-High-Throughput-Screening-HTS-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Disc This report analyzes ... (HTS) in US$ Million. The report provides ...
... September 7, 2011 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute ... hydrocephalus, one of the most common neurological disorders of childhood ... newborn children. The research appears in the September 7, ... Hydrocephalus, which involves excess buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Golden Seeds Opens Office in PLSG Incubator 2Golden Seeds Opens Office in PLSG Incubator 3Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 2Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 3Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 4Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 5Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 6Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 7Global High Throughput Screening (HTS) Industry 8Scripps research scientists find clue to cause of childhood hydrocephalus 2Scripps research scientists find clue to cause of childhood hydrocephalus 3Scripps research scientists find clue to cause of childhood hydrocephalus 4
... CLS number is a new ... match Cornings product number. If ... order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... service for assistance. ID clarifier: ...
... Ion Chromatography requirements, IonQuest will ... The newly developed conductivity detector ... exceptionally ultra-low drift . The ... creates even higher sensitivities for ...
... Bionic Buffer is a unique ... and TAE (TRIS acetate-EDTA) electrophoresis buffers. ... runs, extremely rapid running times, and ... use in gel electrophoresis after dilution ...
Fujifilm Pictro-Color Process for sharp, clear reproduction comparable to silver-halide photography. Photorealistic 400 dpi quality. A4 and A5 output....
Biology Products: