Journal of Healthcare Management

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September/October 2023 - Volume 68 - Issue 5

  • Eric Ford, PhD, MPH
  • 1096-9012
  • 1944-7396
  • 6 issues per year
  • 1.8

​​​​​​​​​​​​From the September/October​ 2023 Issue...

One of the privileges of editing this journal is the access that it gives to a large audience of practicing executives, and they provide great feedback. In fact, I rarely need to brainstorm a topic for this space, as the readership provides timely and important insights to review.

With that in mind, I would like to ask for thoughts on organizational diagnostics: What are the readily apparent clues to you that something is amiss in an organization? Are some of the cues counterintuitive in nature?​​

​For example, a common problem in organizations today is the establishment of positions that can deny a request but lack the jurisdiction to say yes. In addition to creating what I call an “asymmetry of authority,” these positions frequently serve only one purpose: to be a gatekeeper to innovation and initiative. Largely superfluous, these roles often seek to justify their existence by creating make-work for others. Therefore, they are not only a waste of resources in their own right but they are also systematically reducing the efficiency and effectiveness of others.

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