A study of the administration and benefits of a management orientation program

Melamed, Faye Lorraine (1993) A study of the administration and benefits of a management orientation program. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits of a management orientation program and to examine existing management orientation programs in order to make recommendations for the administration of such a program at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital. The model utilized for this study was the human resource model as delineated by Ubben and Hughes (1987). -- The population for this study included all managers at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland who were administered a questionnaire. Data were also obtained by conducting structured interviews with managers from four well-recognized organizations and through on-the-job observations. Additionally, informal discussions held with various managers throughout the internship and an extensive review of the literature provided valuable insights and information utilized in compiling data and drawing conclusions in this study. -- Information obtained from questionnaires and interviews allowed the researcher to answer the following research questions: -- 1. Are orientation programs beneficial in easing the transition of the new manager into the corporate role? -- 2. What are the benefits of a management orientation program to organizations? -- 3. What is the administrator's role in design and implementation of a management orientation program? -- 4. What are the senior manager's responsibilities within a management orientation program? -- 5. What changes must be made in an existing hospital setting to effectively operationalize a management orientation program? -- 6. Is there a need for a management orientation program at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital? -- 7. What type of management orientation program exists in the particular organization visited? -- Data were examined and displayed through frequency distributions and percentages. The overall findings indicated that management orientation programs are beneficial in easing the transition of the new manager into the corporate role. Specific benefits were delineated and the administrator and senior manager's roles were also addressed. -- Among the recommendations made was that consideration should be given to the development of a formalized management orientation program for St. Clare's Mercy Hospital and that an appropriate model to meet the needs and situations of new managers be selected or designed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5071
Item ID: 5071
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 92-97.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1993
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: St. Clare's Mercy Hospital (St. John's, N.L.)--Employees; Employee orientation

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