Organizational Analysis Reflections and Observations

Organizational Analysis Reflections and Observations

OrganizationalAnalysis: Reflections and Observations

Mynurse facilitator, Dr. Peterson is a paramedic doctor but acting inthe position of a manager in my current organization.I have observed and participated in several leadership events. In myprevious organizations, I had the opportunity to sit in for myassistant manager while she was on maternity leave. One of theactivities that the senior nurse manager put me in charge of wasstrategic goal setting. Strategic Goal setting is a challenging taskthat requires one to employ leadership skills to ensure smart goalsare set. According to Edward (2014), a nurse leader should know howto align the objectives of an organization to its strategy. Takingthe role of a leader, I had to involve other junior employees in thegoal setting process. From the participation, I realized thatinvolving junior employees in goal setting is crucial as a leadersince it gives a manager to interact one on one and understand theother team members better.

Ialso got a chance to observe performance evaluation, anothermanagerial activity. While on internship, I observed and carefullywatched my supervisor do performance evaluation for all the employeesunder him. I observed that as a leader, one has to involve the teamplayers to make the activity successful. Apart from training theemployees, a manager should ensure that they are aware of whatperformance evaluation entails and its importance. The most importantskill that I have observed during this activity is continuouscommunication between the leader and the team members. A leadershould have sufficient communication skills to be able to provideconstant feedback to team members during critical activities such asperformance appraisal (Mayhew, 2015).

Performanceevaluation and goal setting are among the many activities that I haveobserved my nurse leader perform. Being a democratic leader, Dr.Peterson always involves the team member in activities such as goalsetting. Dr. Peterson informs the other employees of any changestaking place in terms of objectives and further educates them on theimportance of aligning the goals to organizational strategy. Relatingmy experience on performance review to my current leader’s skills,I would say Dr. Peterson is an effective leader. Apart from educatingthe employees on the importance of performance evaluation, heregularly provides constructive feedback and all the support needed.From observation, Dr. Peterson possesses effective communicationskills that are required for efficient leadership. According toMayhew (2015), a leader should have the skills of interacting withthe team members and provide support such as counseling and guidanceon various issues that arise in the process of performanceevaluation.

Thecurrent organization that I work for has an effective strategy thathas been aligned correctly with the organizational goals, thanks toDr. Peterson. From observation, I have noticed that my nurse leaderis very focused in ensuring the organization achieves the set goals.The nurse leader comes up with incentives such as rewards, vocationaltrips among others to keep employee motivated towards achieving theirgoals. It is highly important as a leader to lead from the top andset a good example for the team members. To encourage goodperformance among employees, a manager should lead by example byachieving his set targets to motivate the people under his leadershipto do the same(Meliniotis, 2015).Dr. Peterson is a performer and hence does not tolerate poorperformance from any of his team members.

Dueto many reasons, I would like to be a nurse leader. Being a nurseleader opens an individual to so many challenges that broaden his orher skills and expertise on issues such as management, goal settingdecision making, and performance evaluation among others. My goal isto be a highly effective professional who can handle such leadershipchallenges especially the ones related to nursing practice. Accordingto Shermanand Pross (2010), to become a nurse leader, an individual needs tohave several skills. As a nurse leader, I am expected to manageeffectively the other employees in delivering the organization`svision and mission. I, therefore, require adequate management skillssuch as positive attitude and ability to inspire. I also needeffective communication skills to provide constant feedback to myteam members on various issues. As a nurse leader, I am expected tobe confident, creative and highly committed to my work andachievement of the organization goals. A leader is also expected tobe an active decision maker especially in managerial activities suchas goals setting and aligning the goals to the organizationalstrategy (Sherman and Pross, 2010).

Anindividual can acquire leadership skills can through training andpractice. Being focused on becoming a nurse leader, I will attendtraining sessions on leadership styles and competencies. I will alsolearn to accept more responsibility because from observation, I haverealized leaders embrace additional responsibilities. To be aneffective nurse leader, it requires an individual have a positiveattitude and learn from mistakes. The most important skill that Iwill need to acquire and put into practice is decision making. I willbe required as a leader to make good and sound decisions that willimpact on all the employees and the organization as a whole.

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