- dealing only with concrete facts
- without imagination; "the stage sets were designed rather unimaginatively"
- Small primary care practices face four hurdles--including a physician-centric mind-set--in becoming medical homes.
- Nutting PA1, Crabtree BF, McDaniel RR.Author information 1University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA. email@example.comAbstractTransforming small independent practices to patient-centered medical homes is widely believed to be a critical step in reforming the US health care system. Our team has conducted research on improving primary care practices for more than fifteen years. We have found four characteristics of small primary care practices that seriously inhibit their ability to make the transformation to this new care model. We found that small practices were extremely physician-centric, lacked meaningful communication among physicians, were dominated by authoritarian leadership behavior, and were underserved by midlevel clinicians who had been cast into unimaginative roles. Our analysis suggests that in addition to payment reform, a shift in the mind-set of primary care physicians is needed. Unless primary care physicians can adopt new mental models and think in new ways about themselves and their practices, it will be very difficult for them and their practices to create innovative care teams, become learning organizations, and act as good citizens within the health care neighborhood.
- Health affairs (Project Hope).Health Aff (Millwood).2012 Nov;31(11):2417-22. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0974.
- Transforming small independent practices to patient-centered medical homes is widely believed to be a critical step in reforming the US health care system. Our team has conducted research on improving primary care practices for more than fifteen years. We have found four characteristics of small pri
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- A judicial rashomon: on ageism and narrative justice.
- Doron I.Author information Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Israel. firstname.lastname@example.orgAbstractHow are old people treated in courts? How do judges construct old age? To what extent judicial decisions regarding older persons reflect ageist attitudes? Historically, these questions have received relatively little attention in gerontological literature. This Israeli case-study tries to add a new dimension to the growing literature in the field of jurisprudential gerontology, in a context that so far received little attention: narrative justice. More specifically, this study combines a narrative-justice theoretical approach, with a legal case-study methodology, in order to explore the relationships between judicial narratives and ageism. The narrative analysis presented in this case study exposes how in contrast to common perception, which views legal decisions as objective and unimaginative texts, reality is different. The judicial case studied in this article exemplify how in real life, judges often construct a socio-judicial narrative, embellished by personal bias and prejudices regarding old age.
- Journal of cross-cultural gerontology.J Cross Cult Gerontol.2012 Mar;27(1):17-28. doi: 10.1007/s10823-012-9160-7.
- How are old people treated in courts How do judges construct old age To what extent judicial decisions regarding older persons reflect ageist attitudes Historically, these questions have received relatively little attention in gerontological literature. This Israeli case-study tries to add a new
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- How to grow great leaders.
- Ready DA.Author information International Consortium for Executive Development Research. email@example.comAbstractFew leaders excel at both the unit and enterprise levels. More than ever, though, corporations need people capable of running business units, functions, or regions and focusing on broader company goals. It's up to organizations to develop leaders who can manage the inherent tensions between unit and enterprise priorities. Take the example of RBC Financial Group, one of the largest, most profitable companies in Canada. In the mid-1990's, RBC revamped its competitive strategy in a couple of ways. After the government announced that the Big Six banks in Canada could neither merge with nor acquire one another, RBC decided to grow through cross-border acquisitions. Additionally, because customers were starting to seek bundled products and services, RBC reached across its traditional stand-alone businesses to offer integrated solutions. These changes in strategy didn't elicit immediate companywide support. Instinctively, employees reacted against what would amount to a delicate balancing act: They would have to lift their focus out of their silos while continuing to meet unit goals. However, by communicating extensively with staff members, cross-fertilizing talent across unit boundaries, and targeting rewards to shape performance, RBC was able to cultivate rising leaders with the unit expertise and the enterprise vision to help the company fulfill its new aims. Growing such well-rounded leaders takes sustained effort because unit-enterprise tensions are quite real. Three common conditions reinforce these tensions. First, most organizational structures foster silo thinking and unimaginative career paths. Second, most companies lack venues for airing and resolving conflicts that arise when there are competing priorities. Third, many have misguided reward systems that pit unit performance against enterprise considerations. Such long-established patterns of organizational behavior are tough to break. Fortunately, as RBC discovered, people can be trained to think and work differently.
- Harvard business review.Harv Bus Rev.2004 Dec;82(12):92-100, 149.
- Few leaders excel at both the unit and enterprise levels. More than ever, though, corporations need people capable of running business units, functions, or regions and focusing on broader company goals. It's up to organizations to develop leaders who can manage the inherent tensions between unit and
- PMID 15605569
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- Search Results Advanced Search List Builder Random Word unimaginative DEFINITIONS OF: unimaginative 1 adj deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention “unimaginative development of a musical theme”