I am the Nurse Executive at SLMC. As such, my vision of the organization structure is to create a flatter, more decentralized one that allows frontline nurses to be empowered to make decisions, and to act in a way that supports person-centered healthcare. The new structure will allow nursing staff to become more involved in designing and implementing care processes. This would promote greater accountability and ownership for the care that they provide.
My vision would include the incorporation of a person-centered framework for nursing. The person is at the heart of the framework, which places an emphasis on the individual’s needs, values, and preferences. We can deliver care that is tailored and sensitive to individual needs and preferences by incorporating the framework into our organization structure.
To create a motivating climate and atmosphere that supports a positive work environment, I would use several motivational theories, including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs suggests that people have a hierarchy of needs, ranging from basic physiological needs to self-actualization. For a more motivating environment, I’d make sure that nurses have the support and resources they need in order to satisfy their physiological and safety basic needs. These include adequate staffing levels and equipment as well as safe working conditions. In addition, I’d encourage nursing staff members to pursue their own goals by providing them with opportunities for growth and development.
Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory suggests that job satisfaction is influenced by two sets of factors: hygiene factors, such as salary and working conditions, and motivators, such as recognition and growth opportunities. In order to create an energizing climate, I’d focus both on hygiene factors and motivational factors. I will ensure that nurses are well compensated and have benefits. They should also work in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable. In addition, I’d recognize and reward the nursing staff and promote opportunities for development and growth.
My vision of the organization structure at SLMC would be to have a flatter, decentralized structure, which empowers nurses to provide person-centered healthcare. To create a motivating climate and atmosphere, I would use motivational theories such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory to ensure that nursing staff have access to the resources, support, and recognition they need to deliver high-quality care and thrive in their roles.