In fact, while evaluating the instruments of empowering staff as a supervisor, one shall pay attention to numerous tactics that could lead to the increase of success. Namely, while working as a health supervisor in the health department, one of the most prominent tactics would be to establish a well-grounded contact with the co-workers that should ultimately result in the cooperative, not an antagonist attitude towards the given work.
Cooperative approach in nursing would also be helpful in regards to the skills possessed by the group of workers. Particularly, being a good-listener while acting as a supervisor would be essential to keep the group open. Besides, it would allow to establish trust among the co-workers, too.
Furthermore, the tactics of the staff empowerment shall be taken into consideration as well. Particularly, supervisor is to ensure that the group stands on the equal level of issue preparation, where the ultimate goal should be presented as the care giving to patients. Therefore, the political strategy and tactics would be meaningful to ensure communication, common comprehension of the issues as well as help to device the way to deal with the given issues.
No less important is to mention that tactics should include certain elements of leadership. Particularly, the supervisor should act as a leader in the situation that require quick reaction, or in cases where patient demands extra amount of attention. In those cases, either an active lead should be taken in the particular issue, or the distribution of roles should be carried out among staff members, while the objective of care provision would be the priority for all staff members. Thus, tactics is of an utmost importance when one refers to carrying out responsibilities as a supervisor.
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