Assessing Your Own Leadership Capability Performance Essays and Term Papers

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Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance

I.L.M. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

Candidate Name: Paul Mendes Candidate Number: 0000000
Centre Name: RBHFT Centre Number: R31648

20 August 2012

Section 1
Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling the organisation to achieve its goals.

My organisation is the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, a foundation (semi-independent) National Health Service Trust comprising of two tertiary care heart and lung hospitals, the Royal Brompton Hospital in Central London and Harefield Hospital in Harefield on the London/Buckinghamshire border. The
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It therefore follows that each goal becomes multiple objectives, which are then put to the Trust’s Management Committee for ratification.
The current (2012/2013) organisational objectives are: 1) To offer the NHS wide MARS voluntary redundancy programme in order to reduce the overall staff count to 2950 and; 2) Make £1.5 million savings in staff costs. 3) Make savings of £500,000 in non-staff costs, £100,000 of savings per division. 4) To open skills and research labs at both sites and generate £500,000 of business to each one by the end of financial year. 5) To apply for every relevant research grant that the Trust could realistically service. 6) To have no more than a 0.5% rate of patient complaints. 7) To reach and maintain NHSLA Level 3 of Risk Standards, thus keeping the insurance premium to NHSLA low.

It should be abundantly clear that each one of these objectives is related to one or more of the goals and thus the “cascade” is commenced from the organisations objectives, which are SMART, Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic and with a Timescale can be translated into the individual objectives of each director/general manager and so on downwards. Of course, in order for any of these objectives to make any actual sense, they need to be filtered through the divisions and then to the middle managers who can make them work at operational (or corporate

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