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CHANGING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR LIKELY MASS-CASUALTIES FUTURE

Bioterrorism Preparedness, Attack and Response

ISBN: 978-0-76231-105-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-268-9

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

The threat of bioterrorism presents an opportunity for health care organizations to transform into more resilient, learning organizations. Rather than focusing solely on preparing for what is known or expected in a bioterrorist attack, organizations should strengthen their infrastructures to better manage surprises of all types. We advocate a combination of guidelines derived from conventional and complexity science perspectives on organizational change, including the need for leadership commitment, self-organization, culture change, and interorganizational connections.

Citation

Begun, J.W. and Jiang, H.J. (2004), "CHANGING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR LIKELY MASS-CASUALTIES FUTURE", Blair, J., Fottler, M. and Zapanta, A.C. (Ed.) Bioterrorism Preparedness, Attack and Response (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 163-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8231(04)04007-8

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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