Organizational Foundations



Asa masters-prepared nurse leader, it is important for me to becognizant of my organizational culture and climate. Organizationalculture refers to a system of values, shared assumptions, and beliefsthat governs and dictates how individuals behave in the organization(Sullivan, 2012). It provides guidelines and boundaries that directmembers within the organization to perform their work the right way(Rigolosi, 2013). On the other hand, organizational climate refers tohow individuals in an organization experiences organizational culture(Marquis &amp Huston, 2011). As a nurse leader in my organization,Mayo Healthcare, matters climate and culture are important becauseboth represent perceptions and attitudes that helps deepen how theorganization system is led.

MayoHealthcare’s mission, vision, and values revolve around the rightattitude, efficiency, and offering quality health care for all. As anurse leader, it is my duty to ensure that my health care’s cultureis in line with its mission, vision, and values. The organizationalculture involves a system of set values, beliefs, and sharedassumptions, which when examined closely in line with its mission,vision, and values (In Mick &amp In Shay, 2014). The mission definesthe organization’s purpose of providing quality healthcare, whilethe vision is a set of beliefs shared amongst the shareholders andthe individuals (Wittmann-Price &amp Cornelius, 2013). As a nurseleader, I am cognizant of this matter since the organizationalculture ought to manifest in how my employees are treated, businessis conducted, and how the wider community is handled.

Finally,in my organization, Mayo Healthcare, actions of providing qualityhealth care to its clients and its leaders’ ability to follow theorganization’s mission, vision, and values, translates directlyinto the expectations of direct service providers (Jones &ampRothwell, 2014). These expectations include timely health caredelivery, subsidized medical services, and guaranteed values thathold together the organization’s belief.


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