Towards effective management in psychiatry-mental health nursing: The dangers and consequences of micromanagement

Michelle Cleary, Catherine Hungerford, Violeta Lopez, John Cutcliffe

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Abstract

Nurses encounter many challenges in their everyday workplace, and effective management practices and leadership are crucial. Within a culture of performivity some managers may be inclined to micromanage to achieve targets, but this management practice is problematic and has a number of consequence including, but not limited to poor staff morale, reduced creativity, decreased innovation, impeded productivity, limited professional development opportunities and attrition of staff. This article provides an introduction for nurses to micromanagement, and then provides some discussion points for consideration and some strategies to work more effectively with micromanagers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-429
Number of pages6
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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