Transitioning From Closed to Open Systems
How do effective nurse leaders and others approach problem solving and decision making in organizations? Systems theory provides a valuable way to assess situations and prepare to address problems.
Identify an issue or process that could be improved and apply knowledge and strategies related to systems theory.
- Review information 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?
Post a 3 page description of the problem that you identified in your selected organization. Explain the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then, describe how the problem could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system perspective, and explain how this modification would help you and others improve health care outcomes. Transitioning From Closed to Open Systems.