ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS – MY EXPERIENCE 4 My initial impression of the nurse manager was a person who used to be a floor nurse who has moved on to a higher position with a different set of responsibilities. My impression now is still the same but I realize that nurse managers have much more responsibility than just running the unit, overseeing staff assignments, and conflict solving. The nurse manager is involved in daily tasks and details such as patient care planning, goal setting and budgeting, and quality improvement. They also oversee staff performance, professional growth and educational and career enhancement opportunities. They must ensure staff carries out their assignments and be held accountable if not. I feel that my own leadership style is democratic where I prefer to gather information, ideas, and feedback from staff prior to making a final decision. “Democratic Leaders are transformational leaders who value the team member’s ideas and look for their input in making decisions. This style tends to motivate the members to do their best work”[ CITATION Cun15 \l 1033 ]. I think that this style is effective because employees are more likely to put their best foot forward when they feel valued. Workers feel valued when they see their input is vital to an organization’s success. My nurse manager’s current democratic leadership style complements the organization by encouraging open communication and having an open door policy. She embraces feedback from all staff members in regards on ideas on how to better the unit as well as patient care. When changes are implemented, Mary is hands on by communicating on the floor and always asks for staff input. This style encourages staff to look to their managers for clear communication, direction and support in fulfilling roles and responsibilities. Professional Development With more experience and further education, I can possibly see myself as a nurse manager one day. I feel that I need more experience as floor nurse to better advocate for my patients as well as the corporation. It is important to be able to negotiate, counsel, and be a strong
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