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Discussion: Performance Standards and Appraisals

Performance appraisals should be timely, thoughtful, consistent, thorough, and free from bias. How can performance appraisal systems be structured to facilitate this type of environment? Effective performance standards and appraisals can promote an open and continuous relationship among the nurse manager, HR professionals, and employees. How might you, as a nurse manager, use performance appraisals and other performance management strategies, such as positive discipline, in your leadership approach?

In this Discussion, you reflect on questions that commonly arise when assessing performance appraisal processes.

  • Performance Standards:
    • Who creates performance standards, and how are they communicated to employees?
    • Are performance standards consistent with quality standards commonly used in the nursing profession?
    • Do performance standards align with legal and ethical nursing practice?
  • Performance Appraisals:
    • How is employee performance (i.e., behaviors, attitudes, abilities, and skills) documented?
    • What measures, if any, protect employees from subjectivity?
    • Are employees asked to engage in any form of self-evaluation?
    • Do colleagues participate in peer evaluations such as 360-degree appraisals?
    • Does the performance appraisal process encourage employee development?
    • Aside from the written performance measures, what aspects contribute to success or failure in achieving performance improvement?

To prepare

  • Review this week’s media, “Performance Management,” and consider the best practices highlighted by this week’s presenters.
  • Reflect on the performance standards and appraisal systems used in your current organization or one with which you are familiar. With the above questions in mind, identify this organization’s strengths and areas for improvement.
    • Drawing from ideas presented in this week’s Learning Resources, think of specific ways you might improve your organization’s use of performance standards and/or the performance appraisal process.
  • Review the article, “Positive Discipline Reaps Retention.” As a nurse manager, how might you incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach? What effect–good, bad, or indifferent–do you think it would have on your nursing staff?

By Day 3

Post a description of the performance appraisal system used in your workplace, including how performance standards are created and communicated to employees. Describe the effectiveness of the performance appraisal system by sharing at least two strengths and two areas for improvement. Conclude your posting by explaining how you might incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach and what impact you think it will have.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

APA FORMAT, 2 REFERENCES, 2-3 PARAGRAPHS. THANK YOU.

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briefly respond to the professor 100 words one reference (same articles used)

Factors that have influenced the rate of diffusion and spread of CQI in health care

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a philosophy for managing services and processes in organizations and implementing improvement protocols where necessary (Johnson & Sollecito, 2018). The implementation of CQI in health care involves:

  1. Establishing improvement goals
  2. Coming up with possible strategies to implement these goals
  3. Identifying the appropriate interventions or strategies to implement.

However, there are various factors however that influence the rate of spread of CQI in healthcare.

According to an article that was written in the year 2012 by Sollecito, Johnson and Toffler, the global acceptance of CQI in the health care has mainly been as a result of its applicability in improving services for not only individual patients but also to the community at large. The article highlights the complexity of innovation as being a critical factor for the diffusion and spread of CQI in healthcare. Defining such complexities can be addressed by disregarding the top-down implementation approach and fostering leadership, accountability, and trust by all those involved in its implementation to create a receptive environment for the change (Sollecito & Johnson, 2012).

Also, Gardner and his colleagues illustrates that diffusion of CQI is influenced by the characteristics it possesses and how those responsible for administering the change perceive it (Gardner et al…, 2010). Characteristics such as compatibility which defines how the change integrates with the existing culture in the institution as well as ‘trialability’ defining the adaptability and spread of the changes in a new environment are very important to the adaptation of CGI in healthcare.

Again, Counte and Meurer also identify the slow emerging prevalence of market-based competition in the search for high quality in health care as a factor influencing CQI diffusion and spread (Counte & Meurer, 2001). Hence, the reluctance of many health care providers to allocate their resources to implementing and integrating CQI. However, due to the improving technologies across various disciplines, it is becoming evident that the adaptation of CQI in health care quality establishment will be very critical in years to come.

References

Counte, M. A., & Meurer, S. (2001). Issues in the assessment of continuous quality improvement

implementation in health care organizations. International Journal for Quality in Health Care,

13(3), 197-207.

Gardner, K. L., Dowden, M., Togni, S., & Bailie, R. (2010). Understanding uptake of continuous quality

improvement in Indigenous primary health care: lessons from a multi-site case study of the Audit and

Best Practice for Chronic Disease project. Implementation Science, 5(1), 21.

Johnson, J. K., & Sollecito, W. A. (2018). McLaughlin & Kaluzny’s Continuous Quality Improvement in

Health Care. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Sollecito, W. A., & Johnson, J. K. (2012). Factors influencing the application and diffusion of CQI in health

care. Implement Contin Qual Improv Heal Case A Glob Caseb, 49-74.

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RE: Week 9: Nayvi Brennan

Thanks for your posting! How did the authors identify ways to slow emerging prevalence of market-based competition in the search for high quality in health care as a factor influencing CQI diffusion and spread?

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I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Discussion: Performance Standards and Appraisals

Performance appraisals should be timely, thoughtful, consistent, thorough, and free from bias. How can performance appraisal systems be structured to facilitate this type of environment? Effective performance standards and appraisals can promote an open and continuous relationship among the nurse manager, HR professionals, and employees. How might you, as a nurse manager, use performance appraisals and other performance management strategies, such as positive discipline, in your leadership approach?

In this Discussion, you reflect on questions that commonly arise when assessing performance appraisal processes.

  • Performance Standards:
    • Who creates performance standards, and how are they communicated to employees?
    • Are performance standards consistent with quality standards commonly used in the nursing profession?
    • Do performance standards align with legal and ethical nursing practice?
  • Performance Appraisals:
    • How is employee performance (i.e., behaviors, attitudes, abilities, and skills) documented?
    • What measures, if any, protect employees from subjectivity?
    • Are employees asked to engage in any form of self-evaluation?
    • Do colleagues participate in peer evaluations such as 360-degree appraisals?
    • Does the performance appraisal process encourage employee development?
    • Aside from the written performance measures, what aspects contribute to success or failure in achieving performance improvement?

To prepare

  • Review this week’s media, “Performance Management,” and consider the best practices highlighted by this week’s presenters.
  • Reflect on the performance standards and appraisal systems used in your current organization or one with which you are familiar. With the above questions in mind, identify this organization’s strengths and areas for improvement.
    • Drawing from ideas presented in this week’s Learning Resources, think of specific ways you might improve your organization’s use of performance standards and/or the performance appraisal process.
  • Review the article, “Positive Discipline Reaps Retention.” As a nurse manager, how might you incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach? What effect–good, bad, or indifferent–do you think it would have on your nursing staff?

By Day 3

Post a description of the performance appraisal system used in your workplace, including how performance standards are created and communicated to employees. Describe the effectiveness of the performance appraisal system by sharing at least two strengths and two areas for improvement. Conclude your posting by explaining how you might incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach and what impact you think it will have.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

APA FORMAT, 2 REFERENCES, 2-3 PARAGRAPHS. THANK YOU.