Write a 175-200 word response to the following: What preparations do you need to make to complete a Gemba Walk in your organization?What obstacles are you encountering in your preparations and what are you doing to overcome them?
Assignment Instructions (my SWOT assignment from last week will be attached ) PLEASE NO PLAGARISM!!
Complete a Gemba Walk in your place of employment and document your observations. Refer to the SWOT analysis you conducted in Week Three to select the areas in need of improvement and narrow the list of places to conduct your Gemba Walk. While completing your walk, look for ways to eliminate inefficiencies, reduce waste, improve a product, or streamline a process.
Write a 2- to 3-page report on your observations of your Gemba.
Include the following in your report:
-Include a summary of the organization (e.g., products or services, mission and vision)
-Provide context (where did you focus your Gemba on and why?)
-What was the goal of your Gemba?
-Where did you go?
-What did you observe?Who did you observe?
-Give a preliminary analysis of your observations.
-List key takeaways.
-List three short-term opportunities and one long-term opportunity to eliminate inefficiencies, reduce waste, improve a product, or streamline a process.
Cite any references that support your Gemba (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality). Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
Running head: SWOT ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT ON MY HEALTH ORGANIZATION 1
SWOT ANALYSIS ON MY HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION 5
SWOT Analysis Assignment
Healthcare organizations, just like any other business organization is subject to improvement or deterioration. It periodically experiences success and failures, and hence, a SWOT analysis should be conducted so as to find out the state and perhaps the direction to take in ensuring continuous improvement. To carry out a SWOT analysis in my organization, I first conducted a preliminary walk around the organizations with a view of scanning the environment. I focused on various aspects some of which include the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that the organization faces.
The objective of my SWOT analysis
The principal purposes of conducting my SWOT analysis was to find out where the organization strengths lie. For instance the achievements it as attained so far and the factors behind them. The other objective was also to find out the weakness in the organization which brings together all elements that the organization has sluggishly mastered. Opportunities also exist and hence represented one of the objectives. I intended to find out what kind of fortunes lie on theorganization’s way and that can guarantee future success. Furthermore, I aimed at determining the threats that face the organization whose presence poses a detriment to the organization convoy to success. The following is a list of findings on the strengths, weaknesses opportunities and weaknesses
· The organization has adequate funding
· The facility has most of the health equipment
· The facility also has highly experienced professionals.
· The organization lags in technology-outdated equipment are used
· The staffs are poorly managed- poor management
· There exist some gaps during service delivery hence delays and inefficiency
· There exist ample market coupled with closure of the once reputable nearby clinic
· There exist no dominant/strong competitor around
· The population is increasing indicating a future increase in demand
· New technology exist in the market hence can adopt it.
· Seasonal outbreaks of diseases which may cause strain on the available resources
· Insurance costs are set to increase
· The organization is losing some of its experienced staff
· There is ongoing construction of larger health organization which is likely to result in competition
In regard to the outcomes of the SWOT analysis, there are some aspects which should be addressed with immediate effect. These include: embracing new and up to date technology so as to be competitively upright. Also, the organization should ensure retaining of staffs as the current threat where some of them leave, is a detriment to the organization.
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