Week One Assignments
Applied Modern Management Theory. Which principles of modern management theory can be applied in a healthcare/related setting? Which do you see in your own work environment?
Complexity Science and Postmodernism in the Healthcare Arena. As CEO of Ashford Medical Center, the Board has authorized you to work with the Medical Director, the Chief of Staff, and Medical Staff in the development of an exciting new program to attempt to meet the medical, health, and nutritional needs of the community for the next ten years. What conflicts might you anticipate as you attempt to adapt a post-modernist/complexity science strategy? Justify your response.
Error Avoidance in Post Modern/Complex Adaptive Systems. Review Exercise 2 on page 80. Each bullet presents a possible health care management error which may have a significantly negative effect on the organization. From your readings this week: Describe why each of these may be considered errors. Discuss how the ideas presented in your reading help you avoid each of these errors.Your assignment must be two- to three pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of three- to- five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years, and cite these sources according to the current APA style guidelines.
Week 2 Assignments
Analysis of Power and Politics within Healthcare Organizations. Review Chapter 8 of your course text, including the section on Henry Mintzberg’s political games which begins on page 143. The chapter’s author has provided a depiction of each political game element as it pertains to health professionals in a health care organization. Identify a professional organization in which you have worked or volunteered (it does not have to be related to health) and describe its members. Evaluate each member as you determine their basis of power within...