The research team interviewed around 50 nurses of various generations to understand how they perceive the role of nurse managers. While the older generations have a clear career aspiration for managerial positions and regard it as a staff benefit, the younger generations tend to value a balance between work and family life, and are less willing to be promoted to managerial positions. The findings reveal one of the possible factors for manpower shortage in the nursing sector.
Healthcare workers are invaluable assets of Hong Kong, especially under global pandemic like Covid-19. The findings of this project contribute to facilitating hospital administrators to understand the perspectives of different generations of nurses, as well as to create a supportive working environment for retaining nurse leaders and attracting new generations to join the nursing workforce that will eventually benefit local citizens.