Managing gender diversity in healthcare: getting it right.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_B9A59D41D4DA
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Managing gender diversity in healthcare: getting it right.
Périodique
Leadership in health services
Auteur(s)
Vanderbroeck P., Wasserfallen J.B.
ISSN
1751-1887 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1751-1879
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/02/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Numéro
1
Pages
92-100
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Purpose Diversity, notably gender diversity, is growing in health care, both at the level of teams and the level of organizations. This paper aims to describe the challenges for team leaders and leaders of organizations to manage this diversity. The authors believe that more could be done to help leaders master these challenges in a way that makes diverse teams and organizations more productive. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on previously published research, using gender diversity as an example, the paper first describes how diversity can both have a positive and a negative influence on team productivity. Next, it describes the challenge of gender diversity at an organizational level, using Switzerland as an example. Findings The first part of the paper espouses the causes of gender diversity, undoes some of the myths surrounding diversity and presents a model for effective management of diversity in teams. The second part looks at gender diversity at an organizational level. Drawing from sources inside and outside healthcare, the effects of the "leaking pipeline", "glass wall" and "glass ceiling" that prevent health-care organizations from leveraging the potential of female talent are discussed. Practical implications The authors propose a model developed for intercultural teamwork as a framework for leveraging gender diversity for better team productivity. Proposals are offered to health-care organizations on how they can tip the gender balance at senior levels into their favor, so as to get the maximum benefit from the available talent. Originality/value Applying the "how to" ideas and recommendations from this general review will help leaders of health-care organizations gain a better return on investment from their talent development as well as to increase the productivity of their workforce by a better use of diverse talent.

Mots-clé
Cooperative Behavior, Cultural Diversity, Female, Health Care Sector, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Leadership, Male, Organizational Culture, Sexism, Switzerland, Careers, Collaboration, Diversity, Gender, Intercultural, Interprofessional, Teams, Women
Pubmed
Web of science
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03/03/2018 11:59
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20/08/2019 15:27
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