Each new idea that is brought to the forefront comes with a degree of disruption. Will it require modifications to process, a significant capital investment, training workshops, and/or additional staff?
It’s important to identify exactly what you need and recognize the level of investment from both a time and effort perspective.
There will always be clear leaders and laggards within teams—those who embrace forward thinking and those who hesitate to mess with the status quo.
Early adopters have the ability to champion your cause and gain the support of other team members. Identify and empower them to lead the discussion.
One way to do this is creating a document that maps out the next 5-10 years for your organization. Consider what new technologies are on the horizon and how you would incorporate them into your practice. Identify potential opportunities or barriers for each and determine what resources would be needed for implementation.
Industry conventions and trade shows provide a sneak peek into the future and can help you determine what new trends and innovations are most critical for the success of your team. Use the living document your leadership team compiles as a road map to make smart short- and long-term investments to gradually implement change.
A fresh perspective on change
Embracing disruption ultimately comes down to a shift in mindset—it’s not about causing waves and creating problems, it’s an opportunity to grow and improve. The more open a team is to new ideas, the more opportunities there are to self-reflect and ensure you’re working in the most effective manner.
As healthcare and technology continue to change, help your team remain at the forefront by asking yourself what you can do to embrace innovation and empower disruption.
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