Organisation theory: conceptual frameworks in a changing context: CCQI module 3

by Professor David Crowther and Dr Miriam Green

 

Last reviewed: September 2016

 

Organisations affect our whole lives – from infancy to retirement – and much of our work in the health service is governed by organisations, practices and processes.

 

For the last century theories of organisational behaviour and management practice have been developed in what has become a rapidly changing context. This module opens up different theoretical perspectives from which this subject has been studied to allow for deeper and more interesting insights into the way organisational knowledge has been produced. 

 

We have selected theories that should help health service professionals to understand their organisation as a first step to working out how to improve it. Topics covered include some of the earliest theories still relevant to practice today, such as Taylorism.

 

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College Centre for Quality Improvement

 

Other modules in this series:

 

Clinical audit in mental health practice by Robin Burgess

 

Quality indicators and quality improvement methods by Dr Michael Holland, Emily Doncaster and Sophie Hodge

 

Patient safety in mental health by Rachel Grace Paskell

 

Forthcoming modules in this series:

 

History of quality improvement in healthcare

 

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This is the third in a series of modules developed in association with the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI).

 

 

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