Design Your Own Healthcare Organization
The design of an organization is a “formal, guided process for integrating the people, information, and technology of an organization” (Glickman et al., 2007). A good organizational design increases the likelihood that an organization will succeed; that its’ values will be realized and its mission will be attained. An organization begins with a strategy or a purpose, is followed by its philosophy or values, then identifies the mission and finally evaluates the environment and its’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization (Kelly & Crawford, 2008). I have been given the opportunity to create a new healthcare facility, and I have chosen to
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A second characteristic will be with regards to planning and strategizing. To be the head of this new clinic, I need to use strategies to combine several different health care professionals and other groups into an effective team. This is something I have never done before and will be a new, interesting challenge. Finally, a good leader must be able to make good decisions. This is an area where I experience difficulty at times. As an emergency room nurse with significant experience, I can make decisions and act quickly and with confidence. In other areas of life, however, I tend to over think things, analyze and re-analyze, often deferring the decision to someone else if possible. In my role as CEO, I need to develop my decision making ability and learn to make firm decisions. Leadership/management workshops, conferences, using mentors, professional associations, journals and programs, and other available forms of continuing education will all need to be employed in order to develop my skills in these three areas. It will also be important as CEO to become more politically aware and involved.
Hawks (1992) defines empowerment as the interpersonal process of providing the proper information, support, resources, and environment to build, develop, and increase the ability and effectiveness of individuals to set and achieve organizational goals. More simply stated it is the freedom to act on what one knows. For nurses,