The Need for Strong Management Systems
High debt, inability to recover costs, inefficient financial systems, poor planning, and poor expense monitoring—these are some of the challenges facing organizations and health systems around the world. Improved management systems enable organizations and health systems to respond effectively to change and produce improved health outcomes.
What will the MOST process achieve?
Through MOST, an organization will:
- Assess the current status of the management systems;
- Identify feasible changes that will make the organization more effective;
- Develop specific plans to implement the changes;
- Generate staff buy-in needed to support management improvements.
The MOST process allows an organization to assess their own management performance and develop a concrete action plan that will result in organization-wide improvements.
What is MOST?
MOST is different from traditional management assessments. It is about making change happen through a structured, participatory process, in which staff members:
- Use a simple instrument to collect data from their own experience across five management competencies;
- Analyze the data;
- Use their analysis to make practical plans for improvements.
The MOST process recognizes that meaningful changes in management rarely occur through a single event. The process therefore includes monitoring plans and a follow-up phase to adapts them to the changing conditions.
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