The key to building more effective management within Behavioral Health organizations is largely dependent on successfully growing the working relationships between the managers and staff. This critical process must include finding the positive dynamics in daily interactions, and in the competence, integrity, enjoyment and constructive involvement of positive teamwork.
Perhaps the greatest challenge for managers isn’t one of regulatory compliance it is one of figuring out how to build high performance capabilities into day to day operations. To achieve it, they’ll need to systematically examine their purpose, tasks, talent, information and agendas. Starting today top managers need to be thinking building realistic goals and objectives, acting practically, deciding where they want to go, and then equipping themselves with the tools necessary for a journey of discovery.
All high performance teams in this modern era must be competent, coordinated and focused on unambiguous goals and positive values. Such entities do not simply evolve over time but rather are constructed to an exacting blueprint based on a vision of the institutions purpose, real mission, goals, and precise, achievable objectives.
As top a priority, management can quickly begin a Team building process within the Facility by bridging information gaps that frequently exists. In response to the heightened focus on implanting the Affordable Care Act’s regulations and CARF Accreditation within existing delivery systems it is critically important for Leadership to apprise staff of proposed changes. To achieve buy-in the normal low key approach of using formal and informal communication links, solid data and Team involvement can work well for most managers.
Without the right information, in the right format at the right time, many supervisors and staff will continue to be left in the dark. During periods of significant change management often faces a huge credibility challenge in producing quality, timely, transparent information that can lead to informed staff understanding where operations are headed.