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Nursing Leadership Management and Communication

(A) You have an idea to improve patient care that you would like upper management to support and fund. What type of communication tool would you use to present your idea and why?


1. What differentiates someone who is intrinsically motivated from someone who is extrinsically motivated?

2. Give an example of how you would go about motivating an individual who is intrinsically motivated and one who is extrinsically motivated.

3. What are the characteristics of a performance-driven team?

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A) The type of communication tool that I would use to present my idea on how to improve patient care to upper-level management, in order to gain their support and funding, would be an executive memorandum which explains the details of the care improvement program and methodology. I would use this communication tool due to the fact that it is an efficient and effective methodology by which to provide all upper-level managers with information on the ramifications of my patient care improvement ideas simultaneously, and this communication would also allow for the upper-level managers to review the memorandum, and to ...

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The solution looks at communication tools a nurse can use to present ideas to management with as well as the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the characteristics of a performance-driven team. 403 words with 2 references.