Which principles of modern management theory can be applied in a healthcare/related setting? Which do you see in your own work environment? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings
Modern Management theories can be applied to many industries today. I believe that the Contingency Theory and The Resource Theory can be applied to most healthcare settings. The Contingency Theory is a model that states there is no one best way to organize but the best structure for an organization depends on its fit with its environment (Johnson, 2009).
contingency theory has sought to formulate broad generalizations about the formal structures that are typically associated with or best fit the use of different technologies
Contingency theory is a rational model that maintains there is no one best way to organize, but that the best structure for an organization depends on its fit with its environment
think the contingency theory and the resource dependence theory tie in together a bit. The need to obtain and keep resources molds what an organization becomes and how it operates. I mentioned the idea of sample drug programs. When I was working in outpatient mental health, we depended heavily on our sample drug program, as most of our clients were uninsured and very low income (sometimes even an insurance copay was too much). What I saw was that because we needed those sample drugs for our clients, we also had to deal with the pharmaceutical companies and what they wanted us to do. I also saw this in effect when dealing with insurance companies. We often had certain paperwork or treatment progression requirements to meet in order for insurance companies to pay.
The institutional theory makes me think of hospitals and primary care offices. I remember going to a new primary care doctor that had an office under the umbrella of the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). UMHS is highly respected. When I went to this primary care doctor I expected...