This is why you can find yourself in conflict with your clinic manager

#practice management Apr 15, 2021

I once had a nursing manager that started as an ideal worker whom I promoted up the ranks. As time moved on and I continued to expand and innovate the processes of the clinic, I felt more and more resistance from her until she became fully defiant. 

 

Unfortunately, I eventually had to let her go.

 

Years later, I learnt that visionaries and entrepreneurs survive and thrive on Changes, while managers favour Status Quo

 

Thus, they fight against anything that upsets homeostasis!

 

Here is a table depicting more of their differences:

 

 

ENTREPRENEUR

  MANAGER

Focus

Business startup

Ongoing operations

Primary motivation

Achievement

Power

Approach to task

Informal

Formal

Status

Owner

Employee

Reward

Profit

Salary

Decision making

Intuitive

Calculative

Driving force

Creativity and Innovation

Preserving status quo

Risk orientation

Risk taker

Risk averse

Once you understand where your manager comes from, next time it may be easier for you to pivot when discussing a new idea or process for your practice. 

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