IHI: Is There a Way to Prevent Quality Improvement Burnout?
Even the most dedicated quality improvement champions get overwhelmed sometimes. How do we avoid wasting time and resources on improvement initiatives that don’t succeed or “stick”? How can we prevent overwork, resentment, and burnout related to QI? IHI faculty member Chris Hayes says one way to do this is to use the “Highly Adoptable Improvement” model that he helped develop. According to this model, change initiatives that don’t add to workload and have high perceived value are most likely to be adopted, cause less workplace burnout, and achieve their intended outcomes.