Case Scenario: The quarterly reports of expenditures for all the St. Agnes Health System have been distributed. You are the Director Team for the Orthopedic Clinic, and your area has seriously overspent its budget for the third consecutive quarter. There are rumors circulating that your job depends on reducing costs for supplies, the most expensive item on the list. Other rumors suggest that all the clinic nurses fear they will lose their jobs if the poor financial report for the clinic causes the board to convert the clinic into an urgent care. Although morale has been low, you have been adequately staffed and there seems to be an increase in sick calls by everyone on the team.
You are a new management team appointed to finding a solution to your given scenario.
Use the steps of the decision-making process regarding your assigned scenario.
• Weight the criteria.
o Rank your goals in order of importance to management.
• Seek alternatives.
o What alternative tools might management use to motivate staff? How would a leader use these tools to motivate staff? Will the leaders and managers motivate staff differently?
o What tips do you have for the management team to empower staff?
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