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Management positions have continuously seen responsibilities such as the five traditional management functions: planning, organizing, staffing, monitoring, and controlling throughout their evolvement (Stanley, 2012). While these are the functions that managers are generally responsible for, individuals that carry the weight of this title also tend to be well-educated in Organizational Management, Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology, and Anthropology (Stanley, 2012). Each of these disciplines has an essential place in the managerial position. However, some disciplines hold more weight than others do, as they are vital to the success of certain functions. For example, ...view middle of the document...
As it was stated previously, each discipline has an essential role to play and is vital to the success of the manager, mainly in part to the fact that a manager has many roles to fulfill and each discipline addresses a different function and field of study.
Personally, I believe that today’s health service organizations are greatly impacted by a combination of all of the schools of organization theories. However, I do feel that open systems theory which encompasses the resource dependence theory does have the greatest significance. As seen in the 1990s, and continued today, the open systems theory is evident through actions such as the procurement of primary care physicians, medical groups, or specialists (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012). The resource dependence theory that is incorporated into the open systems theory is apparent in the dependence seen by hospitals and specialists for primary physicians to aid in the delivery of efficient and quality care (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012). I am not yet employed in a healthcare organization, but I expect to find that the human relations school of organization will be most influential. While the open systems theory and the resource dependence theory appear to be the most relevant, the human relations school of organization allows the opportunity for multiple individuals to voice their opinions and concerns and to have a say in how the institution is governed (Burns, Bradley & Weiner, 2012). When individuals feel that have the ability to voice their personal thoughts and have a say in what happens, it is influential to the individual, and to the institution’s overall outcome.