Healthcare management involves overseeing and coordinating various aspects of healthcare organizations to ensure optimal patient care and resource utilization (Mclaughlin & Kaluzny, 2019). It encompasses functions like financial management, human resources, and quality improvement. Effective healthcare management requires a deep understanding of industry regulations and strong leadership skills.
Role of Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
Leadership is vital in healthcare due to its dynamic nature. Leaders provide vision, adaptability, and strategic planning (Clark, 2018). They build teams, make critical decisions, and ensure ethical practices, all while prioritizing patient-centered care (Bassett & Hollenbeck, 2020). Their guidance navigates the organization through challenges.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Motivation
Motivation in healthcare professionals can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation arises from job satisfaction, autonomy, skill development, and a sense of purpose (Deci & Ryan, 1985). Extrinsic motivation comes from compensation, recognition, job security, work environment, and feedback (Rigby & Deci, 2019). Acknowledging and balancing both types of motivation is essential for a motivated and effective healthcare workforce.
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