Discussion forum: Management theory (leadership).
There are four main theories that management of healthcare is based on: systems theory, human relationships theory, contingency and bureaucratic theories. Systems theory, which is holistic and focuses on how different components work together in order to accomplish overall goals, takes into consideration outside influences such as the environment and encourages cooperation between people/groups. Human relations school encourages communication and mutual respect among employees as well as managers. It also encourages them to become more involved in decision-making rather than being merely authoritative.
The concept of contingency theory states that there’s no single way to manage organizations. Instead, different circumstances require customized solutions. This allows employees and managers more freedom in determining the most effective course of action.
Lastly, bureaucratic theory follows strict guidelines for creating policies & procedures which should be followed without deviation or individual interpretation; this helps ensure that everyone involved is held accountable for what they do/don’t do & gives clarity about roles & responsibilities within an organization. There isn’t necessarily one “better” option over another since each has its own pros and cons depending on context – but taking elements from multiple theories can create a comprehensive framework that meets organizational needs while still allowing room for creativity & growth.