How can a health leader use power? Which kind of power works best in the setting of followership, culture change, technology, and knowledge management?
Q1). How can a health leader use power?
Power in work places like health care, hospitals and other Medicare centers can be utilized by leaders in improving the functioning, improving efficiency and effectiveness of the treatments and patient care.
The leaders in health industry normally are having powers because of their knowledge, experience skill and their position in the hierarchy of the workplace.
Thus the leaders can utilize their expert power, referent power and positional power effectively to ensure the discipline, efficiency and proper running of the business.
In such places people having their referent power and the expert power, even if they do not have the positional power, are effective in getting the orders being carried out and jobs done as per their direction.
Q2). Which kind of power works best in the setting of followership, culture change, technology, and knowledge management?
In these settings the expert power shall work very well, even in the scenario of the culture change it should work as the expert power is through a respect due to personal knowledge, skill and experience. In addition the person possessing power is able to direct properly and give good & effective solutions to the problems and is looked upon by the teams and followers for their work related issues.
Possession of positional power in addition to expert power shall help more effectively even in the scenario of culture change in knowledge based organizations.