By Kim Bassett
Over the past decade the healthcare industry has been hit with a lot of changes — from the type of care needed to how healthcare systems are structured. There are many reasons for the changes, but that’s not the focus of this article. I want to take an introspective look at one particular quality among healthcare leaders and teams that separate the survivors from the casualties.
Historically, healthcare is not known for its agility. When it comes to new fads and market trends, healthcare is one of the last industries to jump on board. Because of this, some of us are behind the curve and need to maneuver deftly and advance double-time in order to catch up to the needs of the world around us.
Agility is the ability to move quickly and easily. This includes quick thinking decision-making, course changes, and multiple plans of action always at-the-ready. Those who survive and flourish in this ever-changing environment must be agile. Here are some things you can do to stay agile.[Read more…]