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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1991 Feb;12(2):122-4.

Power and motivation: important concepts for infection control practitioners.

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Division of Infection Control, Health and Welfare Canada.

Abstract

Organizations are composed of people vying with one another for power. Failure to acquire it may result in a limited ability to have an impact on organizational politics, and ultimately can lessen the success of motivating personnel. Therefore, using the power sources described to acquire power and developing strategies to motivate others are essential in attaining the goals of an infection control program. In summary, infection control practitioners have tended to focus on the technical aspects of their roles and may have neglected the development of influencing and motivational strategies that well could have an impact on improving compliance to infection control. Knowledge of key concepts, such as power and motivation, should be as important as any component of an infection control practitioner's training.

PMID:
2016503
DOI:
10.1086/646298
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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