Shows leaders how to build a positive workforce committted to its work. Citing research from the fields of business, sociology, psychology, and organization development, The Engage Workforce identifies effective strategies and tools to create a positive work culture. Covers employee retention, multigenerational teams, unionized workforces.
Nurses are already nurse managers. They must manage patient caseloads and care plans as well as supervise aides, technicians, and other care providers. But moving from this type of organic management to a defined nurse manager role is not a natural progression. Nurse managers must command a vast, diverse, and robust skill set, and those skills must first be defined, explained, and operationalized for success. In an environment that offers new managers little support, where do they turn?.
Overview and history of organizational behavior -- Diversity in health care -- Attitudes and perceptions -- Workplace communication -- Content theories of motivation -- Process theories of motivation -- Attribution theory and motivation -- Power and influence -- Trait and behavioral theories of leadership -- Contingency theories of leadership -- Contemporary leadership theories -- Stress in the workplace and stress management -- Conflict management, decision making, and negotiation skills -- Overview of group dynamics -- Groups -- Teams and team building -- Organizational development -- Resistance to change and change management -- Overview and history of organization theory -- Strategy and structure -- Organization structures : contextual dimension -- Organization design parameters : internal characteristics.