Review: Management-supportive measures for managers of healthcare organization during the COVID-19 epidemic

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Review: Management-supportive measures for managers of healthcare organization during the COVID-19 epidemic

Review: Management-supportive measures for managers of healthcare organization during the COVID-19 epidemic

This article recommends support practices for managers of health care organizations during crises.

Managing health epidemics is extremely difficult. To provide the best health care services, management-supportive measures for health care organizations and staff are helpful. Managers should employ the following supportive practices:

  • Engage leadership: Communicate effectively with employees by listening to them
  • Choose wise motivations: Communicate appreciation and encouragement
  • Recognize work-life balance: Communicate the importance of rest and rejuvenation
  • Encourage peer support: Communicate the importance of mutual support and protection from external pressures
  • Provide resources to protect employees and their mental health: Communicate risk and reduce stress in the work environment
  • Build a good community: Communicate the importance of teamwork and relationships
  • Increase employee control over their work: Communicate clear expectations and create an environment where tasks can be completed successfully
  • Review achievements regularly: Communicate progress and successes
  • Cancel unnecessary meetings: Communicate necessary information in unobtrusive ways
|2020-04-15T09:12:52-04:00April 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Management-supportive measures for managers of healthcare organization during the COVID-19 epidemic

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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