Leadership Styles in Healthcare

Discuss the autocratic, participative, and laissez-faire styles of leadership and the likely impact of each style on staff efficiency, employee morale, and quality of care in the Primary Care Unit at Coronado Medical Center. Use the Library for additional background information.

Based on what you now know, write a memo to your manager, describing in detail the impact of the three leadership styles on staff efficiency, employee morale, and quality of care. Explain under which circumstances each style might be appropriate at Coronado, especially with regard to improving staff efficiency, employee morale, and quality of care. Be sure to incorporate ideas from other students in your group, as well as information from other sources.

Solution Summary

My concerns regarding the style of leadership being employed in the Primary Care Unit of our facility are addressed below. The staff efficiency and moral are of great importance as they directly impact patient care. My observations and recommendations are as follows.

Staff efficiency will suffer under autocratic leadership in the Primary Care Unit at Coronado Medical Center because the absolute domination employed by autocratic leaders does not allow subordinates to make split second decisions in an emergency healthcare situation. In such a situation the