Change Management in the workplace and Organization

Change Management in the workplace and Organization
Change is perpetual and inevitable and aimed to improve the workplace conditions.. Nurse leaders (NL) are responsible for management of change through realistic planning and implementation. One of the changes experienced at my workplace is to hire an Obstetric and Gynecologic Hospitalist (OB). This paper elaborates the importance of an OB in the workplace and how to manage this change in the work setting.
Change Management in the workplace and Organization

OB Hospitalist
An OB hospitalist is trained to offer care for laboring mothers and manage emergencies this improves quality of care.  They of need in a unit because they can also perform duties like teaching students, assist surgery, covering unavailable physicians. Frankel et al. (2013) on patient’s safety, he stated that OB hospitalist are a force in implementing protocols in the unit thereby improving outcome. According to American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2016) in 2014, more than 1,700 ob-gyn hospitalists worked at more than 243 hospitals that offer obstetric services in the United States. The NL role is to ensure effective use resources and may work with OB hospitalist hand in hand in such roles. “The ob-gyn hospitalist model has the potential to achieve benefits for obstetric patients, obstetric providers, and hospitals.” American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2016).

Identify and formulate two strategies that would have made this change a more transparent process

             Any changes in an organization should have employee participation in whatsoever way. 1. Ensure clear and concise communication about the need of an OB hospitalist, by creating a sense of urgency, roles to be taken, circumstances under which the OB hospitalist will be working with and who to report to. This communication should follow a scalar chain.  2. Offer training chances for the employee as result of realizing a gap in the workplace and this should follow a criteria. It can a form of reward/recognition.


NL despite having knowledge and skills for managerial duties they also require to poses attitudes like empathy for effective leadership in healthcare workplace.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2016). Committee Opinion No. 657: The             Obstetric and Gynecologic Hospitalist. Obstetrics and gynecology127(2), e81.

Frankel, A., Federico, F., Frush, K., & Haraden, C. (2013). The essential guide for patient safety officers. M. Leonard (Ed.). Joint Commission Resources [and] Institute for Healthcare        Improvement.

Velmurugan, R. (2017). Nursing issues in leading and managing change. International Journal    of Nursing Education9(4), 148-151.