Moritz Kramer

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Evidence of autonomous, empowered behavior among nursing personnel at all levels is one of the critical factors looked for by teams reviewing a hospital for magnet hospital status. The kind of culture and leadership strategies which can ensure an atmosphere necessary to facilitate such behavior are described as they exist at a suburban community hospital(More)
The oft repeated charge today is to "focus on those who are succeeding!" That's what this report does. Using the eight characteristics identified by Peters and Waterman in their book In Search of Excellence, the study analyzes 16 magnet hospitals to ascertain to what extent they possess characteristics similar to the 'best run' companies in the corporate(More)
This article reported on a 1989 telephone and statistical/demographic survey study of 16 magnet hospitals, which were identified in 1982 and studied intensively in 1986. Trends and patterns, many of which were just becoming evident in 1986 were found to be well established in 1989. With very limited or no nursing shortage, these hospitals engaged in a(More)
The oft repeated charge today is "focus on those who are succeeding!" That's what this report does. Using the eight characteristics identified by Peters and Waterman in their book In Search of Excellence (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), the study analyzes 16 magnet hospitals to ascertain to what extent they possessed characteristics similar to the best run(More)
AIM Translate the Essentials of Magnetism II© (EOMII; Dutch Nurses' Association, Utrecht, The Netherlands) and assess its psychometric properties in a culture different from its origin. BACKGROUND The EOMII, developed in the USA, measures the extent to which organizations/units provide healthy, productive and satisfying work environments. As many(More)
In this paper, we evaluate the institutional and legal structure of the Colombian government. In particular, we want to assess how a system of institutional checks and balances can be structured to promote the rule of law, preserve property rights, and stimulate economic growth. The 1991 Constitution indeed makes commendable commitments to these objectives.(More)