Based on the scientific management theory, some routines in healthcare that are inefficient are the amount of patients seen by a provider in a day. Obviously, providers are meant to care for those that are sick but many times, patients are seen as “objects of money” rather that a person in need. Corporate persons are only looking at how much money a provider can bring in a single day. Not how they are helping the patient. According to our lecture, it states, “According to the foundation of this theory, humans are motivated by money, and there should be a separation between managers and the workers.” (GCU.2017). This states that money is the drive for how a healthcare system is run. Corporate tells the healthcare providers how to give medical care rather than what is good for the patient or not. This is very wrong and should be one of the major efforts of change in healthcare.
Participative decision making exists somewhat in my workplace. Participative decision making theory states that employers encourage ideas or concerns from the employees and therefor can make changes needed according to employee ideas. We have a “change board” in our lounge that we are able to put anonymous concerns and ideas on. Things that we think are needed or can be changed can be put up here. Every month it is read in staff meeting and followed up with management. This is a great idea but rarely works. I have yet to see any changes from the board happen. I know management is busy but if they take the employees ideas and try to work with us then it will improve moral and possible patient outcomes.
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