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The tipping point: Management and leadership development in Tasmanian health and human services


Shannon, EA and van Dam, PJ, The tipping point: Management and leadership development in Tasmanian health and human services, Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing from the Edge, ANZAM, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780987596819 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper describes the initiatives undertaken by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the University of Tasmania, to promulgate staff learning and development for healthcare management and health leadership. This has occurred against a backdrop of public sector fiscal restraint and health system reform. It suggests that only those initiatives that are economically sustainable and strategically aligned are likely to survive the continued climate of fiscal restraint and the ongoing reform program. Those elements of the program that do not fulfil these requirements will ‘drop off’ the tipping point instead of ‘managing at the edge’. This paper describes potential tipping points for each initiative, for discussion in the interactive conference session.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:health leadership, healthcare management, health system reforms, public sector reform, organisational learning, education
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health care administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Shannon, EA (Dr Elizabeth Shannon)
UTAS Author:van Dam, PJ (Dr Pieter Van Dam)
ID Code:92987
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-07-03
Last Modified:2018-03-16

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