Network analysis gives LHD managers usable evidence, based on the structure of their own LHD, that can improve its function. However, few LHDs have used this technique, possibly due to lack of staffing or funds to carry it out.
About the Study:
The authors conducted longitudinal network analysis–examining ties between employees and their work–in a LHD with between 102 and 115 employees (fluctuations due to staff turnover). Researchers collected survey data at baseline, month 8 and month 34. The researchers presented analysis after baseline data collection as an intervention, giving LHD managers feedback and management strategies, and documenting managers’ resultant decision-making at months 8 and 34.