Nursing Management





Importance of co-ordination

Creative force

Unity of direction

High employee morale

Diverse and specialised activities

To avoid personal rivalries and prejudice

To avoid conflict of interests

Techniques of co-ordination

Types of co-ordination

Hindrances to co-ordination

  1. Uncertainty of the future, as to the behaviour of the individual and the people.

  2. Lack of knowledge, experience, wisdom and character among leaders and their confused and conflicting ideas and objectives.

  3. Lack of administration skill and technique.

  4. Vast number of variables involved and the incompleteness of human knowledge, particularly with regard to men and life.

  5. Lack of orderly methods coordination..

  6. Size and complexity, personality and political factors.

  7. Lack of leaders with wisdom and knowledge pertaining to public administration

  8. Accelerated expansion of public administration of international dimension.

Coordination Applied to Nursing Management


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