The NHS's untapped potential
Under pressure to become more efficient, the National Health Service could benefit enormously from suitable training in how to be come more innovative, according to Professor Simon Mosey at Nottingham University Business School.
In an article first published in Govtoday, Simon claims that "a philosophy of piecemeal solutions will not deliver the answers" to long-standing problems in the NHS and other public sector organisations. Instead, he argues, the NHS needs to approach its challenges entirely differently.
The results of a research study he conducted with NHS employees shows that innovative capabilities and the ability to maximise opportunities for change can be developed.
Experts from the Business School's Institute for Enterprise & Innovation worked with a group of experienced NHS staff, including nurses, team coordinators, HR staff, and consultants to develop their abilities to spot opportunities that could benefit the organisation.
The findings support Simon's previous research that suitable training can boost staff ability to make the most of opportunities in business settings.
Read the full article in Govtoday, published August 7, 2012.
Simon Mosey is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director of the Institute for Enterprise & Innovation at Nottingham University Business School.
Posted on Wednesday 8th August 2012