Jaya Sukumar R.N.,BSc In Nursing ( Aust ) . NEW STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. What Is Strategic Management?. Is not a task, but rather a set of managerial skills, responsibilities that should be used throughout the organization, in a wide variety of functions. Strategic management.
R.N.,BSc In Nursing ( Aust )
NEW STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Strategic management is crucial for individual and organizational success in today's challenging global environment.
Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more coherent and cohesive
process in which leaders are not seen as individuals in charge of followers, but as members of a community of practice
it makes the followers want to achieve high goals rather than simply bossing people around.
nursing requires strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders, who are visible, inspire others and support professional nursing practice..
leadership plays a pivotal role in the lives of nurses.
[The Canadian Nurses Association Position Statement (2002)]
Identify one’s core values
Must stay true to one’s values and lead in a consistent way
Incorporating the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) competencies, Shirey 2001)
Create a vision and engage others in the vision
leaders should identify a clear vision of a desired future and guide leadership practice
leader must focus on building solid relationships that require effective communication skills and investment in people
Be a change agent and advocate for innovation
Build community and create joy in the work place – leaders should create organizational cultures of caring, respect and dignity for all.
To sustain a positive workplace for all, leaders should personally model a sense of balance between work and play and humour and seriousness
Invest in the growth and development of people
create an environment that supports coaching and lifelong learning nurtures the growth and development of individuals, enhances the value of organizations and raises the bar of performance
Lead with passion, determination, sense of discovery and commitment to self-discipline
a leader with passion can energize others to achieve results that others might not think of being possible
Hire the right people
leaders must hire and the best and the brightest to build an effective team.
Once hired the leader must let them do their jobs to the best of their abilities
Share power and decision-making
a leader’s most important character traits are humility, the ability to listen to others and the willingness to give up power (empowerment)
accountability also involves the generosity to reward and recognize those who contribute towards achieving the expected outcomes
leaders must be good role models for their employees
leaders who expect dedication from their staff but are unwilling to commit at an equal or greater level will yield negative consequences and achievement will be significantly impaired.
good communication ensures that tasks are understood, supervised and accomplished
communicate not only with his/her workers but also his/her seniors and other key people
Employees have to be kept informed, informed not just of a particular decision, but also of the reasons why that decision has been made
heads of different units co-operate and collaborate for effective functioning
good interpersonal relationship - better quality of work and productivity
leader should be technically proficient.
He/she must know his job as well as have a solid familiarity with the employees’ tasks
hospital personnel had the highest rate of job satisfaction when managers applied the non-interference method
Unfair assessments and unjust rewards would contribute to unhappiness among the staff
one of the factors influencing employee commitment was fairness at work (including pay). (Fletcher 2001)
The development of the skills and knowledge, which the staff need, is an important aspect of the functions of the clinical nurse manager
The employee should be encouraged by the manager and attention drawn to successes, however small.
Let us not take things for granted
Give appreciation where it is due
if the staff are empowered by their leaders to make decisions, the staff may be more motivated and committed in their work due to the trust held by their leader.
at the heart of good management and goes beyond praise for good work
Important to create the conditions in which team members are motivated