Offering excellent treatment services is essential to the success of the medical sector. As such, the management at health institutions and other medical practitioners need to take appropriate policing measures to ensure the quality of service offered to patients is commendable. In response, the rising demand for providing proper servicing at healthcare centers, most institutions have implemented mandatory overtime to ensure the staff members work at their best to treat the patients.
Mandatory overtime is a major problem in the heath sector. Regardless of the positive implications attained through this approach, it is worth noting that this alternative has many negative consequences and it unethical not to consult the nurses about this decision. Therefore, many health institutions impose mandatory overtime as an institutional policy without informing the nursing staff of this ruling, and this approach is erroneous.
To overcome the inadequacies of mandatory overtime, the management at the health sector can implement the following measures. First, strategic planning can be done to evaluate the practicability, efficiency and cost implications of implementing mandatory overtime. On the other hand, hiring more nurses is a good alternative to solving the current problem.
The first solution is a rational approach to solving the current problem. It is a practical solution as it does not involve the restructuring of the entire employee layout in the specific institution. Its implementation is cost effective as there is no need to reevaluate the approach taken consistently. It provides a long-term solution to the problem as a change in the policy is bound to yield constructive impacts to the organization regardless of the time frame. This alternative is equally efficient and desirable as it has minimal complications to the minimal workflow in the health institutions. Finally, the time taken for its implementation is rational as opposed to other alternatives.
The other alternative equally provides a compelling solution to the current problem. However, it is not cost effective since the recruitment of new staff members has significant financial implications for the organization. Additionally, the time taken to enforce a new employment policy will affect the quality of service offered by the staff members. As a result, the first solution should be utilized in solving the problem statement as the second one is not collectively effective.
To determine the effectiveness of implementing either of the options mentioned above, aspects such as time, durability, efficiency, desirability, practicability and the time taken to perform the procedure. For starters, the time is taken to implement the entire project will be assessed based on the qualitative data collected from institutions running the first or second alternative. On the other hand, the practicability of the solution will be done on the basis of how long the procedure has been successful in the selected institutions. Interviews will be held together with a sampled section of the staff members to determine whether any of the selected alternatives is practical. The aspect of practicability has to be satisfied before deciding which approach to implement. On the other hand, the durability of the approach taken will be established through an analysis of the time a specific alternative has successfully been under implementation. Finally, the desirability of the approach taken can be evaluated through an interrogation with any of the staff members working in the organization.
The methods used in the assessment of the alternatives mentioned above include the following. For starters, the literature review will be done to evaluate the severity of the mandatory overtime problem in the health sector. On the other hand, analysis of qualitative data and surveys will be done on institutions that have incorporated these alternatives. Finally, secondary data will be used to evaluate the validity of the information collected through primary analysis.
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Assignment 2.2: Justification Report – Part 2
In Part 1 of your Justification Report assignment, you built up the following sections: Problem Statement, Overview of Alternatives, Criteria, and Methods. In Part 2, you will revise Part 1 based on your instructor’s suggestions and add to it the following sections: Evaluation of Alternatives, Findings and Analysis, and References.
Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your responses to each question under the following section headings:
Using the provided template, write Part 2 of a single-spaced report in which you:
Evaluation of Alternatives
Figure 1: Alternatives Analyzed by Criteria
|Criteria||Telework Option||Floating Holiday Option|
|Productivity||Very high||Negligible increase|
|Company Image||Increased||Negligible increase|
|Worker Morale||Increased||Negligible increase|
|TOTAL Feasibility* of Alternatives based on Criteria?||Moderate to High||Low to Moderate|
Your assignment must:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Consider the feedback from your professor and / or online tutor when making your revisions.