Assessing Organizational Readiness: SWOT Analysis

TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care Instructor Guide

The Long-Term Care version of TeamSTEPPS adapts the core concepts of the TeamSTEPPS program to reflect the environment of nursing homes and other other long-term care settings such as assisted living and continuing care retirement communities. The examples, discussions, and exercises below are tailored to the long-term care environment.

Part I: Analysis

The intent of a SWOT Analysis is to determine the readiness of implementing a teamwork initiative within your facility.

Through brainstorming, answer the questions within each category and record your responses on the tool provided.

S  –What strengths in your present operation can you draw on to facilitate a
transition to a teamwork system?
W  –What weaknesses in your present operation may hinder this transition?
O  –What future opportunities exist for your department or unit under a teamwork system?
T  –Organize a list of potential threats to implementing a teamwork system within your nursing home

Part II: Action Planning (20 minutes)

  • Examine the list of items under weaknesses and threats
  • List these issues in order of priority on the Action Plan
  • Identify at least two strategies to deal with each issue
  • In order of priority, list the identified weaknesses and threats on an action plan

SWOT Analysis

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created October 2012
Internet Citation: Assessing Organizational Readiness: SWOT Analysis. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.