The merits of involvement and participation for optimizing organization effort are well documented and widely accepted. Over the past two decades, participative, team-oriented management has significantly improved the quality of organization life while enhancing productivity and creativity. Many organizations report substantial contributions to bottom-line results through consistent application of open leadership practices.
If you have ever missed an opportunity because a “people” problem could not be resolved, then you know the frustration. If you have ever watched crucial resources lost because of “personality” problems, then you understand the feeling of waste. It’s devastating to watch a person, team, or even an entire company, fumble resources because behaviors block crucial change. Not having the skills to confront and work through problems to resolve underlying causes is even more frustrating.
Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are among the highest trained and careful professionals in our society, but the culture of medicine demands infallibility. The culture is introduced in medical school and residency when the learning process urges an error-free practice.