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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303903
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Boundary Management and Innovation in Nursing Teams
Author(s):
Onishi, Mami; Kanda, Katsuya
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mami Onishi, MSN, m-ohnishi@umin.ac.jp; Katsuya Kanda, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

There is growing recognition that health care teams need to foster innovative processes to provide ongoing quality care. Nurse managers, as team leaders, should be responsible for cultivating team innovation. Management studies suggest that boundary management'efforts to establish and manage relationships with other groups within or between organizations'fosters information and resource transfer and knowledge creation and is associated with team innovation. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between boundary management behavior by nurse managers and innovative processes in their nursing teams.

Methods:

A cross-sectional questionnaire was distributed to'5809 nurses in'231 teams working at acute care hospitals in Japan. The questionnaire included a scale developed by the authors to measure nurses' perceptions of their nurse managers' boundary management behaviors, such as managing a team's collaborative relationships with other units and implementing external suggestions. Innovative process was measured by Anderson & West's Team Climate Inventory (TCI). Demographic variables were also included. Variables were aggregated by team by computing the mean or ratio of the individual data. Four multiple regression analyses were performed using the TCI subscale scores as the dependent variables.

Results:

Questionnaires were received from'4788 nurses. Regression analyses revealed that a team's boundary management score (a measure of the nurse manager's behavior), mean years of service, and ratio of nurses with a bachelor's or higher degree were each significantly associated with TCI subscale scores. The team boundary management score had the strongest associations with'all of the four TCI subscales. The regressions produced an adjusted R square value of 0.31'0.46 (p<0.001).

Conclusion:

Boundary management behavior by nurse managers is an effective way to foster an innovative climate in nursing teams and thus would be a useful indicator of a nurse manager's excellence as team leader.

Keywords:
team innovation; nurse manager's role; nursing team
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBoundary Management and Innovation in Nursing Teamsen
dc.contributor.authorOnishi, Mamien
dc.contributor.authorKanda, Katsuyaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMami Onishi, MSN, m-ohnishi@umin.ac.jp; Katsuya Kanda, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303903-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>There is growing recognition that health care teams need to foster innovative processes to provide ongoing quality care. Nurse managers, as team leaders, should be responsible for cultivating team innovation. Management studies suggest that boundary management'efforts to establish and manage relationships with other groups within or between organizations'fosters information and resource transfer and knowledge creation and is associated with team innovation. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between boundary management behavior by nurse managers and innovative processes in their nursing teams. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross-sectional questionnaire was distributed to'5809 nurses in'231 teams working at acute care hospitals in Japan. The questionnaire included a scale developed by the authors to measure nurses' perceptions of their nurse managers' boundary management behaviors, such as managing a team's collaborative relationships with other units and implementing external suggestions. Innovative process was measured by Anderson & West's Team Climate Inventory (TCI). Demographic variables were also included. Variables were aggregated by team by computing the mean or ratio of the individual data. Four multiple regression analyses were performed using the TCI subscale scores as the dependent variables. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Questionnaires were received from'4788 nurses. Regression analyses revealed that a team's boundary management score (a measure of the nurse manager's behavior), mean years of service, and ratio of nurses with a bachelor's or higher degree were each significantly associated with TCI subscale scores. The team boundary management score had the strongest associations with'all of the four TCI subscales. The regressions produced an adjusted R square value of 0.31'0.46 (p<0.001). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Boundary management behavior by nurse managers is an effective way to foster an innovative climate in nursing teams and thus would be a useful indicator of a nurse manager's excellence as team leader.en
dc.subjectteam innovationen
dc.subjectnurse manager's roleen
dc.subjectnursing teamen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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