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HR practices facilitating EDI of doctors and nurses

Dijkstra, S.T.S. (2016) HR practices facilitating EDI of doctors and nurses.

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Abstract:Purpose: This research aims to optimize Employee Driven Innovation in the healthcare sector, by finding how the HRM practices performance appraisal, training, teamwork and job rotation can be applied to the occupational groups: doctors and nurses to optimize their EDI. Methodology: This research is based on semi-structured interviews with four doctors and five nurses. The interviews were conducted in two different hospitals in the Netherlands. Findings: First, nurses have a need for feedback, goalsetting and recognition from a superior and would like a tangible reward, doctors just need these from their colleagues and has no need for a tangible reward. Second, nurses need more interdepartmental training, doctors already have multidisciplinary meetings. Third, nurses rely more on teamwork and could benefit from project groups, doctors are more individual and have meetings. Last, nurses would benefit from job rotation, doctors have enough different tasks to be satisfied and gain knowledge from other specializations through meetings. Practical Implications: This research can help the healthcare sector to be more innovative in a bottom-up approach, by fit HRM practices to the occupational groups doctors and nurses. Originality: Searching for differences between doctors and nurses is not combined with needs of HRM practices facilitating EDI before.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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