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Healthcare is both founded on formal and informal structure. Formal structure provides a framework of leadership for the organization while informal structure is defined as the natural forming network between employees and how they work together (Marquis & Huston, 2017 p. 293-294). In my organization, there are several informal leaders on my unit. They are the staff members that everyone looks to when there is a problem. Informal leaders are the employees that step up and volunteer when someone is needed to lead a team. They elevate the unit and have credibility with other staff and management (Downey, M., Parslow, S., & Smart, M. 2011). Informal leaders are necessary in a formal structure as well. My organization is structured like many other organizations, bureaucratically. In the bureaucratic structure, leadership is clearly defined. This makes the interpersonal relationships between management and staff more simplistic and efficient. Meritus health’s structure has many different leaders, and each of them have their own place in the facility. Everyone in the organization is aware of
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  • Fall '18
  • ROSEMARY MC WILLIAMS HAGGINS
  • Management, Decision Making, Marquis & Huston, Downey, Tech Cambridge Lab for Information and Decision Systems

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