Health Information Services: Application Of Goal Setting Principles

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WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT UNIT 7 – MOTIVATION THEORIES

The complexity of the human element in productivity gives rise to myriad considerations with respect to management of morale and motivation among the work force. Various techniques are employed in keeping the complex human element of productivity engaged, happy and ultimately productive. Simply putting in long hours is not the solution anymore, but rather application of the principles of working smarter comes into the metrics as well. The consequences of ignoring these concerns regarding the work force and its idiosyncrasies results in low productivity and staff turnover over among other things.

Application of goal setting principles in this case

At Health Information Services (HIS) departments goal setting is examined with respect to compliance with overall corporate targets using four different platforms
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This initiative developed the capacity of staff and created versatile staff at HIS and ultimately thus increased motivation due to increased confidence levels.

To deal with issues to do with low morale and accountability a job enrichment principle applied was allowing autonomy to the employees in their work routines. The managers allowed staff to schedule their own work and peg quality levels and performance themselves without micro managing them or determining work flow for them. This initiative gave workers a motivational level of responsibility in handling their own work. In order to eliminate boredom, tardiness, careless errors absenteeism and low moral managers introduced task identity. This way a task was linked to a particular person from start to finish. In addition managers also introduced increased variety of tasks and reduced specialization in

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