The future of nurse management

greekAs a clinician, I’ve witnessed and studied a variety of management models.  When I’m with an organization, I deconstruct their management model for personal and professional gain.

After all, I want to learn what works and what doesn’t on someone else’s dime.

I don’t ascribe to the entrepreneurial myth or plan to fall victim to it.  I’ve witnessed too many professionals fail who knew their trade, but not their business.

The biggest problem with most management modals today is that they expired last century.

As an economy, we’ve evolved and transitioned from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.  And with that change, we’ve changed.

During the Industrial Age, corporations operated under a hierarchical system.

The system was dependent on chains of command, distributions of power, and guidelines defining worker roles and responsibilities.  In the information age, most corporations still use this archaic management model.

In today’s economy, corporations must update their business model to function effectively.  Unlike the Industrial Age, the Information Age depends on professional cooperation and communication.

The shift from a hierarchical system to a lateral system is the result professional specialization, education, and social mores.

The culture of healthcare is an amalgamation of atavistic philosophy, misogyny, and martyrdom.  And because of this, most corporate management modals function in an outdated age rife with bureaucracy, inefficiency, and ineffectual processes.

It’s time for the U.S. healthcare system to forego antiquated management modals and enter the 21st century.


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