Strategic Planning and Human Resources and Workforce Planning

Week 6: Strategic Planning and Human Resources and Workforce PlanningTo prepare:• Consider strategies for short-term and long-term organizational planning, workforce planning, and/or succession planning.• Post: a cohesive response to the following Scenarios: Recommend strategies for short-term and long-term organizational development, workforce planning, and/or succession planning. Defend your recommendations. Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning ResourcesScenario 2: Whitesville Medical Center has been providing quality patient care in Louisiana for over 100 years. However, during the last five years, the organization has experienced significant turnover in middle management positions in the Housekeeping Department. In fact, the average tenure of a middle manager is only six months, and there is a current vacancy in the day and evening shifts. Because of the unstable management team, no one has been able to hold supervisors accountable for facilitating appropriate orientation of new staff, ongoing training of the seasoned employees, and routine audits of the employees’ performance. Unfortunately, the breakdown in management oversight has led to a lack of employee training in cleaning and sanitizing patient rooms, surgical suites, and public areas including the restrooms and waiting areas. The lack of cleanliness and sanitation has led to an outbreak of nosocomial infections impacting several patients and causing them to remain in the hospital for a longer period of time. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission have received anonymous tips about this outbreak and have sent survey teams to conduct unannounced visits at the facility, which could lead to fines until the issue is fully resolved by the medical center.Scenario 3: Myrtle Healthcare System is an integrated health care organization providing health care services in Colorado. Recently, an investigative reporter from the local television news station reported that leadership at Myrtle’s flagship hospital, Jackson Hospital, will be getting annual bonuses of $25k in December and a 10% increase in their salaries for the next year. This story comes at a time when frontline staff members have been complaining repeatedly about the deplorable working conditions and lack of pay increase in five years. Unfortunately, leadership has consistently refused to host an employee town hall meeting to discuss their concerns collectively. The employees are now asking for the union to intervene so that this matter may be quickly resolved to restore the employees’ trust in leadership and the public’s trust in the organization’s ability to provide quality patient care.

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