Scientific Management Theory
Scientific Management Theory
Based on the scientific management theory, what are some of the routines in health care that seem to be inefficient
The scientific management theory is based on the common goals of staff members, their employers, and the community (Huber, 2017). This theory aims at improving an organization’s effectiveness by determining the most effective methods for undertaking an organization’s activities, which results to an improved performance (Huber, 2017). The determination of the best methods to optimize involves the use of scientific engineering analysis of the tasks (Huber, 2017). The method is then integrated into the system where all members involved with an organization are involved in the implementation process, which leads to an organization improvement in their provision of services (Huber, 2017).
Some of the routines in healthcare that seem to be inefficient include staffing which is matching the number of nurse to patient ratio in a health care organization (Huber, 2017). Staffing has never been accurately done due to the many processes involved in the determination of nursing shortage, the process to recruit new nurses, and integrating them into the organization (Huber, 2017). The processes involved in staffing are in efficient leading to understaffing which leads to overworking of the current staff members, which can lead to poor performance, and not achieving the organization’s goals and objectives (Huber, 2017).
The staffing guidelines requires a set nurse to patient ratio without considering other important factors affecting the ratio which may include the health care facility conditions, what services are provided, and the resources available (Huber, 2017). Leadership roles are also in efficient in the health care facility that I serve due to the changing management roles in the healthcare sector (Huber, 2017). The scientific theory states that the key motivation aspect in performance is money which is not so in the provision of health care services due to the nature of the services which require compassion and commitment to provide healthcare services to the public without consideration of the remuneration available (Huber, 2017).
Examples of Participative Decision Making Exist In Your Workplace
Examples of participative decision-making that exist in my workplace include the nurse’s involvement in the recruitment process where nurses and other healthcare practitioners share information about the departments requiring to be filled up and recommendations on what should be done to fill those positions (Huber, 2017). Another example of participative decision making in my workplace include patient’s involvement in the treatment process by providing important information that can help healthcare practitioners in providing the best medical care to the patients (Huber, 2017).
Huber, D. (2017). Leadership and Nursing Care Management. Saint Louis. Saunders.