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Article
Publication date: 13 February 2007

Kent V. Rondeau

The objective of the research is to assess the degree of adoption of high‐involvement nursing work practices in long‐term care organizations. It seeks to determine the…

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Purpose

The objective of the research is to assess the degree of adoption of high‐involvement nursing work practices in long‐term care organizations. It seeks to determine the organizational and workplace factors that are associated with the uptake/adoption of ten selected human resource high‐involvement employee work practices.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey questionnaire was sent to 300 long‐term care organizations (nursing homes) in western Canada. Results from 125 nursing home establishments (43 percent response rate) are reported herein.

Findings

Of the ten high‐involvement nursing work practices examined, employee suggestion and recognition systems are the most widely adopted by homes in the sample, while shared governance and incentive/merit‐base pay are used by a small minority of establishments.

Practical implications

The uptake of high‐involvement nursing work practices is not adopted in a haphazard fashion. Their uptake is variously associated with a number of establishment and workplace factors, including the presence of a supportive and enabling workplace culture.

Originality/value

The objective of this research is to examine the extent and degree of adoption of high involvement work practices in a sample of long‐term care establishments operating in the four provinces of western Canada.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1879

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1999

Kent V. Rondeau and Terry H. Wagar

Organizational scholars and practitioners alike have long recognized the role of corporate culture in shaping the strategic and operational choices that organizations pursue. It…

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Organizational scholars and practitioners alike have long recognized the role of corporate culture in shaping the strategic and operational choices that organizations pursue. It is the responsibility of those who plan for change to select approaches that are compatible with the enduring elements of the organization’s dominant culture. A large sample of Canadian hospitals were surveyed to assess how organizational culture impacts the choices that organizations make in managing fiscal cutbacks. Results suggest that approaches and strategies used by Canadian hospitals in managing the change are variably influenced by CEO perceptions of the prevailing corporate culture.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-0756

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2006

Kent V. Rondeau, Louis H. Francescutti and Garnet E. Cummings

The purpose of this paper is to report on gender differences in emergency physicians with respect to their attitudes, knowledge, and practices concerning health promotion and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to report on gender differences in emergency physicians with respect to their attitudes, knowledge, and practices concerning health promotion and disease prevention.

Design/methodology/approach

A mail survey of 325 male and 97 female Canadian emergency physicians.

Findings

Results suggest female emergency physicians report having greater knowledge of health promotion topics, spend more time with each of their patients in the emergency setting, and engage in more health promotion counseling in the emergency setting than do their male counterparts.

Originality/value

The paper argues that in the future, educating and socializing emergency physicians, both male and female, in the practice of health promotion will enhance the potential of the emergency department to be a more effective resource for their community.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2000

Terry H. Wagar and Kent V. Rondeau

In recent years, health care in Canada as elsewhere has witnessed unprecedented restructuring and reorganization. Concurrent with the massive restructuring of health care systems…

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In recent years, health care in Canada as elsewhere has witnessed unprecedented restructuring and reorganization. Concurrent with the massive restructuring of health care systems, many health care organizations have dramatically downsized their workforces by shedding jobs and people. It is generally assumed that forced workforce reductions can have significant deleterious consequences on organizations. This study examines the impact of workforce reduction on perceptions of organizational performance in a large sample of Canadian health care organizations.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-0756

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2002

Terry H. Wagar and Kent V. Rondeau

Many health care workplaces are adopting more cooperative labour‐management relations, spurred in part by sweeping changes in the economic environment that have occurred over the…

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Many health care workplaces are adopting more cooperative labour‐management relations, spurred in part by sweeping changes in the economic environment that have occurred over the last decade. Labour‐management cooperation is seen as essential if health care organizations are to achieve their valued performance objectives. Joint labour‐management committees (LMCs) have been adopted in many health care workplaces as a means of achieving better industrial relations. Using data from a sample of Canadian union leaders in the health care sector, this paper examines the impact of labour‐management forums and labour climate on employee and organizational outcomes. Research results suggest that labour climate is less important in predicting workplace performance (and change in workplace performance) than is the number of LMCs in operation. However, labour climate is found to be at least as important in predicting union member satisfaction (and change in member satisfaction) as is the wide adoption of LMCs in operation. These findings are consistent with the notion that the greater use of LMCs is associated with augmented workplace performance (and a positive change in workplace performance), notwithstanding the contribution of the labour climate in the workplace.

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Journal of Management in Medicine, vol. 16 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-9235

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1998

Terry H. Wagar and Kent V. Rondeau

Although many organisations have in recent years installed TQ programs, many have been unable to realize significant performance enhancements. Results from a diverse sample of…

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Although many organisations have in recent years installed TQ programs, many have been unable to realize significant performance enhancements. Results from a diverse sample of Canadian health care organisations suggest that merely having a TQ program is insufficient for attaining selected performance improvements. Health care organisations which have both a formal TQ program and a deep commitment to quality improvement are perceived to perform better on a number of valued outcomes.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-0756

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Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2010

Kent V. Rondeau and Terry H. Wagar

The relationship between organization strategy and a high-involvement work system (HIWS) in the accumulation of social capital is investigated in nursing subunits in a large…

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The relationship between organization strategy and a high-involvement work system (HIWS) in the accumulation of social capital is investigated in nursing subunits in a large sample of Canadian long-term care organizations. Results suggest that strategic orientation of nursing homes has a differential impact on the ability of these organizations to accumulate social capital in its nursing staff. Using a competing values framework to characterize strategic orientation, long-term care establishments pursuing an employee-focused strategy are able to accumulate higher levels of social capital in their nursing units through the adoption of a high-involvement human resource management (HRM) work system. By contrast, long-term care organizations pursuing an operational efficiency strategy, in tandem with the adoption of a high-involvement HRM system, produce no additional accumulation in nursing unit social capital.

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Strategic Human Resource Management in Health Care
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-948-0

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Publication date: 26 August 2010

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Strategic Human Resource Management in Health Care
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-948-0

Book part
Publication date: 9 May 2023

Robert Weech-Maldonado, Akbar Ghiasi, Justin Lord, Ganisher Davlyatov, Larry Hearld, Ferhat Devrim Zengul and Kent Rondeau

Nursing homes experience high nursing staff turnover. Nursing staff in nursing homes is comprised of gray and blue collar workers that include registered nurses (RNs), licensed…

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Nursing homes experience high nursing staff turnover. Nursing staff in nursing homes is comprised of gray and blue collar workers that include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nurse assistants (CNAs). The relationship between human resource management (HRM)practices, organizational culture, and nursing staff turnover is examined in underresourced (high Medicaid) nursing homes. Survey data from 348 nursing home administrators (NHAs) of USA high Medicaid (85% or higher) facilities were merged with secondary data sources for 2017–2018. The dependent variables (nursing staff turnover rates) consisted of the percentages of RNs, LPNs, and CNAs that had voluntarily quit the organization during the past year. The independent variables were: (1) HRM practices (employee-centered and high involvement practices); and (2) organizational culture: clan, market, hierarchical, and non-dominant. Organizational and market variables were controlled for. Data were modeled using Poisson log-linear regression, and propensity score weights were used to adjust for potential survey non-response bias. Results show high involvement HRM practices and having a clan culture are associated with lower RN, LPN, and CNA staffing turnover. Study findings suggest that organizational culture and HRM practices may be instrumental in reducing nursing turnover in underresourced nursing homes.

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Management and Organizational Studies on Blue- and Gray-collar Workers: Diversity of Collars
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-754-9

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Publication date: 9 May 2023

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Management and Organizational Studies on Blue- and Gray-collar Workers: Diversity of Collars
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-754-9

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