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“Influencing without Power” Currency in Inspiration Labs—A Case Study of Hospital Emergency Beds

DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.82014, PP. 207-220

Keywords: Influencing without Power, Influence Currency, Inspiration Economy, Inspiration Labs, Hospital Occupancy Planning

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Most of literatures on currencies of “Influencing without Power” focus on skills, internal organisation command chain, convincing, indirect power, or what makes people do specific task and to have attitude to cooperate with others to reach gaols. In this case study paper currency of “influencing without power” is investigated in one of the inspiration labs carried out and then compared to current literature available on the concept of influencing without power or extra resources. The paper focuses on understanding how inspiration economy “influencing without power” currency has differentiated itself to leave an outcome not only results or improvement of enabler skills. A model of “Influencing without Power” used in inspiration labs was proposed followed by application on a complex case study about a regional hospital with a problem of scarcity beds limitations for emergency cases. The hospital was selected to experiment the concept of “influencing without power” and its currencies through inspiration lab. The research method consists of the analysis of the case-study specifically in its role in creating positive influence through approaches that shows how the waves of influence are triggered and what results or outcomes its creates. A discussion is done on the differentiation that inspiration labs offer to the knowledge community in comparison to current literature about influencing without power, or resources, or authority. The paper concludes about how currencies of inspiration economy focus on influencing the mindset and changing the way things are approached in dealing with problem solving, or overcoming challenges. The paper shows how effectiveness of “influencing without power” generate currencies that change the attitudes towards stages of synergy and opens new path for more research on both inspiration economy labs and the socio-economic value of influencing with minimal resources and limited or no power.

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