An Infographic is a graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Health professionals can use infographics to

Assignment Task

Purpose

An Infographic is a graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Health professionals can use infographics to quickly communicate a message, simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, and represent patterns and relationships.

The focus of the infographic is to present the outcome of your exploration of a leadership/management situation that you have faced or may face in your area of clinical practice.  You must explore your chosen leadership/management situation using a situational analysis. This situational analysis will give you the opportunity to assess factors that may impact the situation, including the internal and external factors, strengths and weakness (include you, others and the system) and stakeholders (consultations). The situational analysis will also assist you to consider the scope of the impact of these factors and help you to determine the best way forward.  

1. Identify a situation you experienced, or are experiencing, that requires you to apply your leadership and/or management skills in your practice area. This situation may be related to:

Staffing,Management,An ethical issue that required negotiation with management and or medical staff,A change in practice,A risk mitigation plan,Resource issues

2. Develop a Smart goal.

3. Undertake a situational analysis of your situation using any one SWOT, GAP or, Force Field Methods and ensure that the method used is reported in your Infographic. Your situational analysis should explore and analyse the aspects and questions inherent in your situation.

State your smart goal/s identifying the change/decision goal that will be required. Some may have sub-goals for sequential outcomes toward the final goal. Remember a smart goal is a single sentence that contains each element of the SMART acronym (see Module Content on Canvas).

Complete a Situational Analysis of the situation by completing any oneof the following – SWAT, Force Field Analysis, or Gap analysis. You may choose an analysis that is used in your workplace, just ensure you provide a reference. Consider who you will consult with, including stakeholders, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services/liaison officers in relation to your situation.  In general, consider what are the important aspects of cultural competence required in your leadership and management context.

Complete your reflection on your situational analysis –

What are the findings of the analysis?What have you learned?What is important as a result of the analysis?Will you progress the change or situation (SMART goal)?What are the supportive or opposing forces that may impact the success of the change,