Discussion: Transitioning From Closed to
How do effective nurse leaders and others approach problem solving and decision making in organizations? As suggested in this week’s Learning Resources, systems theory provides a valuable way to assess situations and prepare to address problems.
Note: You may find it helpful to view the Assignment instructions and use the same problem for this Discussion.
- Review the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources on systems theory and the difference between open and closed systems.
- Reflect on the practices and processes with which you are familiar in your organization. Identify one problematic issue or process that could be improved.
- Consider the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then think about how the issue or process you selected could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system perspective. How would the transition from a closed- to an open-system view help you and others to address the problem and improve outcomes?