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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 1 Organizational Culture Regina S. Templonuevo Department of Nursing: University of Phoenix NSG 513: Inter-professional Leadership and Management Theresa McClelland, MSN, RN, NHCE October 26, 2020
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 2 Organizational Culture Organizational culture is a group of people in a defined environment with the same purpose of accomplishing some goals as guided by a leader. The group’s culture is developed from various crises of growth and survival and worked out solutions for coping with its external problems of adaptation and internal problems of creating a workable set of rules in a relationship (Schein, 1995). Organizational culture is a system of artifacts, values, and assumptions that is formed by members of the organization through interaction with each other. PART I 1. The organization’s mission and vision. Mission and vision are part of planning in leadership that conveys the organization’s values and purpose which are usually expressed in the form of writing. Organization’s mission and vision are statements that answer questions about who they are, what do they value, and where are they going. A mission statement communicates the organization’s reason for being, and how it aims to serve its key stakeholders (customers, employees, investors, and communities). While vision statement is a future-oriented declaration of the organization’s purpose and aspirations (Principles of Management, 2015). Our organization’s mission is to fulfill what President Lincoln’s promise to honor our America’s heroes by delivering outstanding health care to enhance their health and well-being including their families and their beneficiaries. And our vision is to continue to provide world class benefits and services to Veterans by adhering to the highest standards of care through our compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship (VA, 2020).
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 3 2. Weaknesses that prevent the organization from achieving its mission and vision. Lack of consistency and lack of communication are the weaknesses that will prevent the organization from achieving its mission and vision. Our new interim nurse manager wants to change a lot of things in our unit, including the implementation of continuity of care. But the problem is, he does not communicate it with the staff as a group, so there is a lot of hearsay, speculations, and resistance even though it is just part of his plans. Here, effective communication is necessary in creating, maintaining, and changing the organizational culture. An open communication is vital in order to gain the trust of each member of the organization. 3. Potential threats if weaknesses are not addressed. If these weaknesses (lack of consistency and lack of communication) were not addressed, then it would be impossible for the organization to achieve its goals, missions, and visions necessary for its existence. These weaknesses could lead to staff dissatisfaction and even a downfall in leadership. Understanding the environment that focuses on scanning, monitoring,

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