Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and leadership
Alison Heulwen James Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Gemma Stacey-Emile Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Action learning (AL) is a process that supports problem-solving by applying a questioning formula to challenge issues and prompt actions. Initially developed to support organisational change, AL is now recognised as a motivating and influencing process for team development, individual goal setting, change initiatives, quality improvement and leadership development. Learning from observation and practice is central to its approach, which lends itself to healthcare settings. It is especially useful to managers seeking to implement change, enhance quality and promote teamwork in multidisciplinary settings.
Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1841Peer review
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James A, Stacey-Emile G (2019) Action learning: staff development, implementing change, interdisciplinary working and leadership. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1841
Published online: 30 April 2019