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Meet these targets or else: government inspired psychopathy in the National Health Service

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Boddy, CR, Meet these targets or else: government inspired psychopathy in the National Health Service, BAM2018 Conference Proceedings, 4-6 September 2018, University of the West of England, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-0-9956413-1-0 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

The setting of impossible standards, benchmarks, targets and performance indicators for the NHS by the Government has reportedly meant that career oriented employees play the system to gain advancement but ignore and are unconcerned with actual improvements in patient care (Bower 2016). This conceptual paper argues that ruthless government targets, issued and actively monitored by the Department of Health, are a current source of systemic psychopathy with the National Health Service.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:corporate psychopaths, leadership, toxic leadership, health services, healthcare
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational planning and management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Boddy, CR (Professor Clive Boddy)
ID Code:128531
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-09-27
Last Modified:2019-03-20
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