You are the Project Manager in a large healthcare facility for Be Well Health System. The organization consists of 3 hospitals and 15 clinic/specialty facilities that were acquired over the past 10 years as part of the company’s growth strategy. While the sites are part of the Be Well Health System, many operate independently as they did before the acquisitions.
This strategy has worked well for the organization. Given the changing environment of the healthcare industry, Be Well’s executive team wants to make sure the organization is not growing too fast or stretching their resources too thin and impacting patient care or service. They know other organizations are working to consolidate and standardize their business operations and realize they will need to do the same to remain competitive.
The executive team would like to put together a strategic workgroup with representatives and key stakeholders from all the sites to start exploring how a consolidated organization might look and function successfully for all the sites. You know the group will have a lot of work to do, and in order to be successful, it is important that the right team of people is selected for the workgroup.
You have been asked to provide the group with information about how to identify the skills needed for this new workgroup, build the team, and develop staff so they are successful. You also know that not everyone understand the differences between the principles of management and strategic management, so you plan to start by presenting that information to the group.
As part of the participant’s role on the strategic workgroup, they will need to have strong interpersonal skills and communicate effectively to gather information and provide status updates to their sites. As the executive committee decides which employees to select for this group, they will need to be able to know what skills are needed and how these skills can be developed by the workgroup so the process is successful.
Write a 1-page paper using the project scenario to evaluate communication and interpersonal skills that work group participants should have or be able to develop to be successful. Make recommendations for how you will identify people with these characteristics or develop these skills, so the executive committee can select the best candidates.
APA formatting must be used for all written assignments. This includes title page, formatting and references along with in-text citations. A minimum of 2 references must be used.