Organizational design refers to a formal process that corporations implement when integrating their workforce, information, and technology. Additionally, it is a strategic element that provides corporations with an opportunity to capitalize on their output by creating a corporate design that matches its strategy and performance (Speziale, 2015). Health care establishments adopt the use of organizational design to coordinate and manage their stakeholders and departments them while promoting healthy communication channels.
Importance of organizational design, effective teamwork and communication
The practice of health-care workers disposes them to situations that require quick responses, clear leadership, and understanding of the circumstances. Unexpected situations that need immediate action may at times compromise the level of quality and safe healthcare provided to patients. As a result, it is essential to develop an effective teamwork and communication approach between these professionals (Nogueira & Rodrigues, 2015). Indeed, the specialists must work as a team and develop effective communication strategies to ensure that each member is aware of and involved in the current environment.
The main challenges facing the health care industry
Effective communication skills are a major challenge within health-care organizations. Therefore, it is important for these entities to introduce programs that educate professionals to develop communication approaches that improve the quality of care administered to patients. Nogueira and Rodrigues (2015) argue that such training programs have contributed to the improvement of team performance and communication between members. Nonetheless, it is imperative for health caregivers and administrators to improve the current administrative design to meet the current needs of the healthcare sector. Developing an effective communication tactic will create a setting that will enable the needs of the health specialists and patients to be met. Consequently, patient outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction will be realized.
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