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Motivational theories used by a health care manager

How can motivational theories be used by a health care manager to select the best potential solution for a given individual's needs?

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Whether you work in a hospital, private practice, health maintenance organization, government facility, or university, you probably supervise other people. Your behavior as a manager has a direct impact on staff performance, productivity, satisfaction, and tunover. In this article, an expert management consultant examines qualities of managers who motivate, providing proven techniques to inspire those who work for you.

Perhaps the single most important technique for motivating the people you supervise is to treat them the same way you wish to be treated: as responsible professionals. It sounds simple; just strike the right balance of respect, dignity, fairness, incentive, and guidance, and you will create a motivated, productive, satisfying, and secure work environment.

Management used to be so easy. The boss told employees what to do, and they complied. There weren't any worries about if somebody's feelings were hurt along the way. Employees who failed to do their jobs were either whipped into shape or fired. These authoritarian managers believed that authority should (in a moral sense) be obeyed. Therefore, they expected unquestioned obedience ...

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Whether you work in a hospital, private practice, health maintenance organization, government facility, or university, you probably supervise other people. Your behavior as a manager has a direct impact on staff performance, productivity, satisfaction, and tunover. In this article, an expert management consultant examines qualities of managers who motivate, providing proven techniques to inspire those who work for you.

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