Stakeholder support is necessary for a successful change proposal project implementation. Consider your internal stakeholders, such as the facility, unit or health care setting where the change process is situated, and your external stakeholders, like an individual or group outside the health care setting. Why is their support necessary to the success of your project, and how you will go about securing that support?
Getting support is a very important part of making any changes but when it comes to stakeholders their support is so important. Without their support the necessary funding and the OK to get it done won’t happen. If we get their support we will have the funds needed and if we get can them on our side the project is a lot more likely to succeed. Like any business the stakeholders want to make money. So, the key to getting them on your side is telling them how they can profit from this change. Let’s take falls for an example. If you show them that the change can cut down on falls wouldn’t be enough. The person purposing the change would have to explain how cutting down on falls would save the hospital a lot of money which in turn would make them more money. If you can show them the statistics and show them how much money the hospital could save from cutting down on falls. Once they see the profits they can make then they will be more likely to except the change and vote for it to happen.
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