Teamstepps Questionnaire: The Problem Of Effective Management In Nursing

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I. Describe the Problem The problem our group selected from the TeamSTEPPS Questionnaire fell under the team structure section. The problem is, staff are held accountable for their actions. With this, our group decided to use the problem as staff are not held equally accountable for their actions due to previous experiences. This is an extremely serious problem for nursing units to have because it demonstrates a lack of leadership, does not contribute to a healthy work environment, and can ultimately lead to poor-quality patient care. An example of this problem would be a staff nurse that does not get disciplined for clocking in late; this staff nurse is not disciplined because they is friends with management. Meanwhile, another staff nurse that is not friends with management gets disciplined for clocking in late. This kind of treatment does not go unnoticed, although it may go unaddressed by fellow staff nurses to management. The problem of not holding everyone accountable for their actions equally directly …show more content…
Effective management can be complicated by factors such as a lack of leadership education, discomfort with affecting change, and the inability to reconcile previously formed personal relationships when transferring into a new leadership role. Clinical supervisors with only associates or baccalaureate degrees do not get the added benefit of additional theory and literature review, than those who are masters or doctorate degree prepared. This lack of additional leadership education is translated into the clinical environment as an inability to convert conflict and stress into positive motivators for change and improvement. Furthermore, tension between nurses with a higher degree of education and a manager who has less may stem from perceptions of the manager’s incompetence, or the manager 's hidden feelings of

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