The influence that managers' leadership style has on the job satisfaction of healthcare workers in public healthcare sector in Mpumalanga province
Mbuli, Richard Vusi
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Employee turnover is one big challenge in many organizations, particularly in the public health sector of South Africa. There is an increase competition between public and private sectors on the available scares human resources, particularly nurses and medical practitioners. Consequently, it becomes vital for the public health sector to develop a turnaround strategy aimed at addressing the high turnover of healthcare workers in the sector. Among many contributing factors job dissatisfaction is seen as the main contributor public healthcare facilities. It became imperative for the researcher to explore the source of the healthcare workers‟ job dissatisfaction within the Department of Health in Mpumalanga Province, and the role that leadership styles play to influence job satisfaction in this sector.