Tensions within management roles | The OR Briefings

Tensions within management roles

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An interesting paper, just published, about the tensions faced by leaders in health care scenarios. It shows some really useful constructs for leaders and managers in other contexts. The study found that often there are perceived differences between the aims of different parts of managers jobs. In this case between the aims of the role of being a nursing manager and the aims of being a health service provider. The tensions between the differing aims of different parts of the job usually means that the leaders’ and managers’ ability to deliver improvements are frequently undermined.

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