Parkway: Leadership and Nursing Home Directors

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Question 1
What do the data on employee injuries, incidents, absences, and turnover suggest to you? Is there reason for concern about the company’s direction?
The data gives a clear view in the form of statistic about the problem face by Parkway Nursing Care on employee injuries, incidents, absences and turnover rate and the certified absences per staff. Figure show fluctuation on each category and mostly increased in year by year. The numbers of patients increase since year 2000 until 2009. As the number of patients increases in each year, medical staff could be overlooked the patients therefore the rate of incidents per patient increase. As in the incidents per patient increase, the injuries per staff member also go up. The incremental
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The mistrust between the management level and the employee will affect the failure of a change in an organization.

Question 3
Given the board of directors’ desire to re-energize the workforce, what advice would you provide for creating a leadership strategy? What leader behaviours should nursing home directors and nurse supervisors demonstrate?
There are a few leadership strategy that can be use to re-energize the workforce. They are: 1. Participative Theory is an ideal leadership style that takes into consideration the input of its associates. Leaders are encourage to contribution and participation from group members and has the right to say no to any suggestion of other team member. 2. Situational Theories propose that leaders choose the best course of action based upon situational variables. Different styles of leadership may be more appropriate for certain types of decision-making. 3. Contingency Theory focuses on environment variables and that would determine which style of leadership is suitable for a particular situation. It says that it is impossible to determine which leadership style will suit best for any situation. 4. Management Theories gives more importance to the role of organization, supervision and most importantly the group performance. This theory is based on the system of punishment and reward. 5. Transformational theory focuses on the


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