Separately Together

Fiol, C. Marlena; O�Connor, Edward J.
February 2011
Separately Together - Business Book Summaries;2/20/2011, p1
Book Summary
Book Summary
In Separately Together, C. Marlena Fiol and Edward J. O�Connor delineate a process for building a harmonious, productive, and mutually beneficial relationship between the administrators and medical staff of any hospital. The authors appeal to evidence that hospital quality outcomes in the United States are at a critically unacceptable level, resulting from both inside and outside factors. Fiol and O�Connor insist that revolutionizing the working relationship between the administration and staff will alleviate many of the internal problems and help hospitals achieve better outcomes. What makes the authors� method unique is that it begins with strengthening the two groups as distinct units before beginning work on aligning their objectives and strategies.


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