Work design and its Relationship to Nurses Involvement in Decision Making and their Productivity
Menoufia Nursing Journal
Work design includes characteristics of the job and the nature of the work which have an important role in helping to reach the highest level of staff nurses' performance and promote productivity through involving nurses' decision making process. The purpose of this study was to investigate work design and its relationship to nurses' involvement in decision making and their productivity. Design: a descriptive co-relational research design. A convenient sample of 400 staff nurses was selected to
... ses was selected to carry out this study. Setting; this study was conducted at Menoufia University Hospital at Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia Governorate/Egypt. Three Instruments were used. Work design questionnaire, Decisional making scale and Productivity questionnaire tool. Results: there was a positive statistically significant correlation between studied staff nurses' work design, decision making involvement, and productivity. The majority of studied staff nurses had moderate levels of work design characters; the first ranking with the highest mean score was social characteristics while the last ranking was task character. In addition, the majority of studied staff nurses had low levels of decision-making involvement, and less than one five of them had moderate and high level of decision-making involvement; the first ranking was related to collaboration liaison activities while the last ranking was related to professional recruitment. Moreover, more than two third of studied staff nurses had low levels of productivity, nearly one fifth of them had moderate level of productivity. Otherwise, the minority of them had high levels productivity. Additionally, the first ranking of productivity was work organization and the last ranking with the lowest mean score of productivity was working conditions. Conclusion: there was positive highly statistically significant correlation between work design and both decisions making involvement and their productivity. Recommendation; continuing education programs and training courses for nurse manager and their staff about work design character, decision making involvement that can be used to increase staff nurses productivity.