Employee Management and Relations

EmployeeManagement and Relations

EmployeeManagement and Relations

Therelationship between management and their employees is vital for thesuccess of an organization. The concept of employee relations focuseson the strengthening, encouragement and promotion of communicationbetween management and employees. The trust levels have to beestablished and heightened between these groups. To elaborate well onthis concept, I will focus on laboratory management.

Laboratorymanagement is a continuous process that aims at realizing the goalsof a medical laboratory. The major purposes of a medical laboratoryconstitute the provision of accurate solutions to the users(physicians) who then prescribe correct clinical treatment.

Laboratorymanagement can incorporate various activities that range fromdirecting, budgeting, hiring relieving employees of their duties.Even though there is a need for technical experience, supervising alaboratory entails the use of soft (non-technical) skills. Laboratorymanagers are required to have emotional intelligence andunderstanding so as to form good relationships with the employeesunder their supervision (McPherson and Pincus, 2016). Laboratorymanagers are responsible for the efficient and safe running of thelaboratory hence they must possess effective managerial skills.

Laboratorymanagers have the duty of overseeing that the day to day operationsof the laboratory are met efficiently. They also have aresponsibility of supervising chemists, technologists, biologists,physicists and scientists. A good manager can deal with work-relatedissues such as understanding the goals of the laboratory employees atthe individual level.

Laboratorymanagement involves effective listening and understanding of theconcerns raised by the other members of the laboratory. It alsocomprises providing a guideline into maximization of strengths ofeach member of the laboratory.

Typicalduties in laboratory management include:

• Reviewof design and quality of instruments and ensuring that all laboratoryequipment is in the right shape

• Documentation(involves collecting data, writing and reviewing reports)

•Problem-solvingin a situation where a crisis arises in the laboratory

• Mentoringand training new employees

• Conductingmeetings involving individual and team members

• Improvisingworkflows by developing more efficient processes and bettering theexisting practices.

• Aligningthe laboratory plans with those of senior management

Effectivelaboratory management enhances improved production, quantity andquality control, testing and leads to a defined trend in research anddevelopment. All the goals set by management can thus be achievedthrough effective management.


McPherson,R. A., &amp Pincus, M. R. (2016). Henry`s clinical diagnosis andmanagement by laboratory methods. Elsevier Health Sciences.