Type of care provided A hospital is an acute care short-term stay and emergency medical center that also includes medical departments such as, surgical, obstetrics, infectious disease, radiology, laboratory, and mental health. Scenario In order to improve efficiency in the quality improvement department, a large hospital decided to eliminate a generalist model of staffing, and instead created two specific work groups. The plan was that each work group would focus on specific projects within the department. The reorganization date would occur in the next few months, at the beginning of the new fiscal year. This plan was announced to all of the staff, and then the teams were announced. The employees had been split evenly between the two managers currently overseeing people in the generalist model of staffing. It was also explained that project-specific performances would be measured through the following metrics: efficiency outcomes, survey results, and resource expenditures. The managers, Rachel and Tomas, each met with their new teams to outline their vision: Rachel Rachel, ambitious to be leading the top performing team, explained that she would be organizing the team based upon demonstration of leadership abilities and a desire to succeed. The individuals who displayed this behavior would be rewarded with one of the four lead positions. Questions quickly arose from the group as to how “leadership and desire to succeed” would be identified, and how individuals overall would be chosen.
Rachel responded by saying she would personally choose the individuals; they would be determined as she closely watched individual performance and determined whether or not people were “doing their best work.” After work, members of the new team informally gathered to discuss the changes. Several of the employees who had worked with Rachel before described situations they witnessed while on her past teams. They concluded that she typically had favorites” and these were the people who advanced. I From their experience, they believed becoming a “favorite” meant taking on extra tasks and extra hours. One member, newer to the company was surprised by the information, Rachel had just approached him in private and told him that she had heard good things about his performance; she intimated that he would be a perfect fit for the lead position but that those in the lead positions needed to take on a tremendous amount of work because the lead positions were especially vital to the success of the company Tomas Tomas introduced the initial meeting to his new team as a “strategy meeting” and scheduled a full day for the team to meet. At the beginning of the meeting, Tomas described the new team’s organization as a group of “interdependent people working toward a common goal,” and reported that there would be no lead positions. Tomas led the group through an activity to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and special skills. Tomas then led the group through an extensive team-building activity that was designed to demonstrate the importance of interdependency. At the end of the meeting, Tomas concluded with a conversation on accountability plans and shared vision. As people left to go home, they discussed the meeting. There were mixed feelings about the meeting and the team’s direction. Some were enthused by the vision; but frustrated because little was revealed about the day-to-day expectations or actual job duties. Others felt that the activities they had to do were fluff” and that a full day had been a waste. A couple of these individuals were especially disappointed that there were no lead positions to work toward. For this week you will locate and click into the “Hospital” on the back corner of the map. Select the green “T” icon. You will see one Hospital Scenario pull up. Choose to Download Full Scenario. Assignment Instructions Access the “Allied Health Community and read the Hospital Scenario for this course. Write a 500-750-word paper that addresses the following: 1. Evaluate each leadership theory in each management style and identify the benefits and challenges of each manager’s characterístics. 2. Explain what elements are situational leadership, transactional leadership, and transformational leadership theories are present. 3. Describe how each leadership style assists in meeting major challenges in health care organizations today Include two to three peer-reviewed scholarly sources and your textbook. Get Nursing Assignments Help