Title

Survivor's Syndrome: A Comparison of the Perceptions of Administrators, Managers, Nurses and Physicians during the Restructuring of Ontario Hospitals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Originally Published In

Healthcare Management Forum

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

4

Page Numbers

9-13, 44-9

Abstract

Leaders must approach organizational restructuring by addressing employees' concerns, or risk many potentially negative consequences among "survivors". This article provides important insights for administrators, managers and planners about the perceptions of people remaining on the job during the restructuring of Ontario hospitals. The findings, relevant to most organizations undergoing or considering restructuring, support the need for proactive change management, including tailored intervention strategies, to assist "survivors".