Emotional Intelligence In Nursing Essay

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What effect does emotional intelligence have on delegation in nursing management? Nurse managers frequently experience the challenges and stressors involved in patient interactions, employee assignments or behaviors, and remaining organized. Advocacy, delegation and task management are all important aspects involved in effective nursing management. For the purpose of this paper, the author will explore the effect emotional intelligence has on nursing delegation in alignment with organizational values. Black (2017) found that a strong value system put into action among leaders is the foundation of an organization’s climate. (Black, 2017). A leader in nursing must foster a deepening sense of self-awareness by reflection on personal values in…show more content…
(Yoder-Wise, 2015, p. 7). Emotional intelligence involves managing the emotions of others while owning personal emotions. According to Skholer, “Researchers define emotional intelligence (EI) as the ability to recognize/monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to differentiate between different feelings, and to use emotional information to guide thinking, behavior, and performance.” (Skholer & Tziner, 2017). Emotional intelligence allows nurse leaders to become high-performing professionals with critical thinking and effective decision-making skills. Delegation involves the communication of a delegator to assign a work related task within the employee’s scope of practice in order to achieve a common goal. Delegation is a skill that considers whether the person is right for the task, if communication and direction are clear and effective regarding the assignment, ensures the task is within the person’s scope, and safeguards that the task will be appropriately supervised. (Yoder-Wise, 2015, p.…show more content…
With the concept of organization justice, Shkoler (2017), defines the concept of organizational justice as the “Perceptions of the degree to which an organization provides its employees with appropriate, fair and respectful treatment, adequate and accurate information, and resources and rewards.” (Shkoler & Tziner, 2017). With this, the researchers (2017) found that employees who perceived injustice in the workplace and acted to resolve the issues developed some behaviors that demonstrated negative feelings towards the organization. These behaviors included a lack of motivation and manifestations of mistrust towards the workplace or the manager. (Shkoler et al., 2017). The consequence of perceived injustice to employers is job burnout. Emotional intelligence was measured using the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form. Organizational justice was measured by the justice scale and burnout was measured with the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Work Misbehavior was measured by the Interpersonal and Organizational Deviance Scale. Meetings were conducted among threatened participants to gather the information about what might be going on in terms of employee’s personal, social, and mental health. This included issues of expertise, self-esteem,
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