After reading chapter seven, a certain scenario which encompassed effectively managing a rapidly changing situation in my professional practice came into mind. Once when I was interning with a certain health organization in the position of a nurse, we were faced with a situation whereby the time for most interns was rapidly ending and there was need to replace them. However, at that time period, there weren’t any new applications since there had been a change in the school curriculum in our state. As such, we were very few of us yet there was a lot of work. Being the leader of the interns, the management requested that I take care of the situation before other interns would be placed in the organization in a week’s time. With this in mind, I reorganized the few remaining interns and told them that we would have to go an extra mile for a week (Brunero & Parbury, 2008). We sat down with the nurses who were overseeing our activities and drafted a new schedule which took into consideration factors such as our small numbers, the need to offer quality service, checking on the aspect of overworking and also having a balanced family-work relationship. Over the next week, I oversaw the accomplishment of activities such as we had planned by the nurses. When I review how I was able to manage through that week, I can ascertain that planning and following a concrete strategy helped in handling the changing situation effectively until things were back to normalcy again (Brunero & Parbury, 2008).
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