As we have already mentioned, strategic management deals with decision making in all those aspects that are considered fundamental for the organization. At this point, we must know the four aspects that make up any strategy: The scope or field of activity. With this part of the strategy we are delimiting the field of activity of the organization, in our case the health sector...

A nurse manager at the present time must be in a position to carry out a correct analysis of the healthcare organization. In other words, she must be able to describe the strategy, structures, culture and the different groups of people that make up the organization. And this is so because the modern healthcare organization must be centered on people and its own organizational culture, so that the strategy and structure respond to it. ...

Many times we make statements about the different ways we have to do something, with good results and in different ways. Therefore, we must start by defining the activities that will be carried out during the development of the plan. To determine the methodology that we are going to follow we must consider: ...

Leer en español The people who make up the teams are responsible for carrying out all those activities inherent to their position and will therefore be a key link in the achievement of success. It is important to consider slowly which people will make up each of the team positions, their competencies and skills so that all team positions are correctly filled, as all of them must complement each other. In the design of the team, we must...

Leer en español Different approaches can be considered in the development of planning. These approaches can be considered according to the different environments in which we may find ourselves. Normative planning  Normative planning would be appropriate in more stable environments. It involves procedures that have been fixed in advance in order to create an order that facilitates standardisation, so that it can be controlled and monitored at all points in the process. The aim is to know which actions will...

In order to proceed with the realisation of a strategic plan in advance, it is necessary to define a plan before carrying it out. This is because often several phases and steps are necessary, without the realisation of previous activities and steps it will not be possible to move on to the next ones. It will be necessary, for example, to Define who will be responsible for each of the processes. Specify the time frame for the completion of each step, activity...

In order to understand what planning at a strategic level is, it leads us to try to understand what the characteristics are that make it up. In this way, the first characteristic we must understand is the holistic vision. In order to try to plan successfully at the strategic level, we must try to develop a holistic vision of the whole, where each of the components, units, etc. is a function of the whole. Understanding this functional mechanism is key, as...

When we talk about strategic planning, we must understand the difference between two concepts before we go any further in trying to understand what it means to plan at a strategic level: Planning is a concept that refers to the description of the activity, process, etc. that we intend to carry out. Through this concept we are able to anticipate, see through the future of the activity. Planning must be considered as being divided into three parts or moments that are...

We must understand that planning is a constant process and evolves accordingly over time. Planning considers, as we have mentioned before, time, resources and the interests of both oneself and others. There are different ways of planning health care organisations and nursing units...

Strategic planning takes place in two fundamental contexts. These are strategic planning which always happens in the long term and operational planning which happens in short term environments. The long term scenario in the health care environment happens in a time frame of 3-5 years. In the beginning, the analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the internal environment of the organisations is carried out. An analysis of opportunities and threats from outside is also carried out. ...