Organisation.jpgThere are two final factors that organisational can affect within the sustainability tool.

Fit with the organisation’s strategic aims and culture

Individual employees within your organisation play a crucial role in healthcare improvement whether they accept and participate in the change, resist it or simply ignore it. Having a team of staff who willingly take on change and do all they can to make it work is key for success and continuous improvement, but unfortunately this ideal is often absent from many organisations... so why is this?

Infrastructure for sustainability

The staff, their feelings, attitudes and beliefs are central to any effort to achieve and sustain a change. One important aspect is the extent to which the staff themselves believe that the change will actually be sustained. ‘Scepticism at any level is important in practical terms because it may manifest itself as resistance’ (Modernisation Agency, 2002)

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