Healthcare and Strategic Leadership
Mary Lou Morales
September 25, 2012
Professor DaShawn E. Robinson
Strategic leadership in a healthcare business needs to be effective. Autocratic or authoritarian leadership is most commonly used in health care, however by doing an extensive literature search and designing a study to be conducted in a mental healthcare facility, it was proven to be the least effective. Leadership affects many areas of a business that affect clinic flow and can have a negative impact on employees as well. Motivation, communication and perception are factors that are negatively impacted by leadership styles. Business operations are negatively impacted by turnover and burnout of employees. As well as clinical errors and low patient satisfaction affect clinic flow.
Strategic leadership in a healthcare business can either make or break an organization. Autocratic or authoritarian leadership is most commonly used in health care. However, how effective is the autocratic or authoritarian style of leadership? Leadership styles are known to be detrimental to a healthcare business and affect clinic flow. Certain leadership styles can impact employees in a negative manner. Depending on what leadership style is used it can negatively impact the motivation of an employee. The leadership style can also negatively impact the communication an employee has with management. Perception of the leadership style can also influence an employee negatively. The results of an unhappy employee due to business operations cause employees to fell burned out and impact the healthcare organization with an increase in turnover. If an employer does not realize the damage or effects the leadership style is causing, then it will be a revolving door and employees will never be happy. Burn out and employee turn over will in return affect clinical flow and increase clinical errors and patients will not receive great...