NRS 451 Discussion: Barriers Caused by an Organizational Culture
Personal affiliations and networking within the field of nursing can be beneficial to nursing leaders for many reasons. Professional networks provide mentorships, support, and teamwork opportunities that can continue education, certification, and memberships that are important to providing better care. Nurses across the nation constantly face variation within the workplace, which calls for nurses to build on their skills. Networking allows nurses to share ideas and practices with other nurses, which can arise to productive problem-solving and creating solutions to implications within healthcare. Personal affiliations and networking can be beneficial for additional reasons as well. For one, professional networking is the best way for nurses to find job opportunities. Although most of the time jobs are not advertised through networking, corporations and organizations can look for potential candidates through networks. Additionally, networking can be imperative to career advancement. Because networking allows for nurses to share their ideas of healthcare administration, networking allows people to identify those who have positive ideas that can be applied to healthcare departments, corporations, or organizations. It also allows nurses to stay in-tuned with current nursing trends and advancements. According to Schmidt (2019), “Developing professional relationships, attending professional conferences and utilizing professional networking websites all serve to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information that are vital to keeping a nurse’s knowledge fresh and relevant.” Lastly, establishing a nursing network can help influence healthcare systems. In other words, processes and procedures can be enhanced through knowledge developed through a network. Therefore, personal affiliations and networking are extremely important for nursing leaders and can help develop essential skills and knowledge of healthcare.
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Hi Charles, good post. I agree with you that a strong and positive organizational culture is formed through mentorship, support among staff, and teamwork. When staff work together to tackle problems or emergency situations at work, patient outcomes are improved. An organizational culture that is cliquey and involves staff working individually rather than together leads to burnout of staff and feelings of powerlessness. Shared values among team members is also crucial in fostering a positive work environment and organizational culture. According to Thomas (2018), shared values supports a work culture that leads to successful outcomes. Thomas (2018) also suggests some descriptive words associated with a positive organizational culture such as “innovative, detail oriented, outcomes oriented, people oriented, team player, aggressive, and stable” (para. 13).
Topic 4 DQ 2
Discuss barriers caused by an organizational culture that can be encountered by nursing leaders that can make them feel powerless.
Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation, with speaker notes, that examines the significance of an organization’s culture and values. For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Loom to create a voice-over or a video. Refer to the Topic Materials for additional guidance on recording your presentation with Loom. Include an additional slide for the Loom link at the beginning, and an additional slide for References at the end.
1. Outline the purpose of an organization’s mission, vision, and values.
2. Explain why an organization’s mission, vision, and values are significant to nurse engagement and patient outcomes.
3. Explain what factors lead to conflict in a professional practice. Describe how organizational values and culture can influence the way conflict is addressed.
4. Discuss effective strategies for resolving workplace conflict and encouraging interprofessional collaboration.
5. Discuss how organizational needs and the culture of health care influence organizational outcomes. Describe how these relate to health promotion and disease prevention from a community health perspective.
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1. Examine factors that lead to conflict in a professional practice.
2. Propose strategies for conflict resolution.
3. Describe the influence of organizational values on nurse engagement.
4. Describe the influence of organizational values on patient outcomes.
5. Define advocacy as it relates to nursing leadership and management
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The Organization’s Safety Culture, Its Indicators and Its Measurement Capabilities
Read “The Organization’s Safety Culture, Its Indicators and Its Measurement Capabilities,” by Halaj, Kutaj, and Boros, from CBU International Conference Proceedings (2018).
Strategic Aspects of the Human Capital Management in the Development of Organizational Culture
Read “Strategic Aspects of the Human Capital Management in the Development of Organizational Culture,” by Sprajc, Podbregar, and Hribar, from Economic and Social Development: Book of Proceedings(2018).
The Impact of Internal Marketing and the Moderating Role of Organizational Culture on Nurse Job Satisfaction
Read “The Impact of Internal Marketing and the Moderating Role of Organizational Culture on Nurse Job Satisfaction,” by Janjua, Ahmad, and Afzal, from Journal of Business and Economics(2014).
Developing the Organizational Culture in a Healthcare Setting
Read “Developing the Organizational Culture in a Healthcare Setting,” by Nightingale, from Nursing Standard(2018).
Patient Safety Culture in Out-of-Hours Primary Care Services in the Netherlands: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Read “Patient Safety Culture in Out-of-Hours Primary Care Services in the Netherlands: A Cross-Sectional Survey,” by Smits, Keizer, Giesen, Deilkas, Hoffos, and Bondevik, from Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care(2018).
The Long Way Ahead to Achieve an Effective Patient Safety Culture: Challenges Perceived by Nurses
Read “The Long Way Ahead to Achieve an Effective Patient Safety Culture: Challenges Perceived by Nurses,” by Farokhzadian, Nahid, and Borhani, from BMC Health Services Research(2018).
Health Professionals’ Views on Feedback of a Patient Safety Culture Assessment