For anyone working in the health and care sector during this time of unprecedented change this research paper by Kristin Cullen-Lester and Bryan Edwards may provide invaluable insights into monitoring change efforts to improve outcomes.
The research looks into the cumulative effects of change on employee engagement. While overall too many change projects can disengage employees the research does highlight that change that is seen as positive can actually boost morale and engagement.
Ensuring change is seen to have a positive effect on employees can take more effort to start but the long term benefits will bear fruit both on the success rate for your change and on your employee’s morale.
Maybe it’s time to change your change.