The Challenge Model
The Challenge Model is a simple learning tool for teams to use in the workplace to address real challenges and achieve results. Beginning with creating a shared vision, the Challenge Model creates motivation and commitment within teams enabling them to face their challenges and achieve results.
The Challenge Model helps you create the path to the result by focusing on one challenge at a time: if this is our organization’s mission and this is our vision, then this is one result that will get us closer to the vision. Next, given the current reality, these are the obstacles we need to overcome, and here is how we plan to go about it. Your success in facing each challenge inspires your team to apply the process repeatedly with new challenges to keep moving toward the vision. The process and the experience of applying the Challenge Model strengthen the team and build confidence among its members that they can effect real change in the health care of their clients.
In working through the Challenge Model, participants:
- create a shared vision and define one measurable result;
- assess the current situation and identify opportunities and obstacles;
- define their challenge and select priority actions;
- develop an action plan;
- implement their plan and monitor and evaluate their progress toward achieving their desired result.