The general goal of nursing is to deliver service that is caring, high quality and cost effective. Nursing leaders are faced with a complex, turbulent and constantly changing health care environment to manage
2. Organization's vision and mission act as guidelines for strategy formulation. The process of strategy formulation involves articulating a vision for the organization translating the vision into a mission that defines the organizations purpose, converting the mission into performance objectives, detailing each objective into specific goals, and formulating tactics and strategy for accomplishing the goals. Mission statement is the philosophy of business and services to build the image of the company in terms of activities currently pursued by the organization and its future. (Huber 2006).
The organization structure is a pyramid organization with seven levels in hierarchy. The communication channels are complex with a detailed reporting structure. It appears to be a centralized organization structure because of the multiple levels. There are two identified staff positions, the medical director and the financial director. Organization structure serves to provide order, distinction and framework for attainment of goals. Nurses control behavioural variations among individuals, direct flow of information, determine employee positions and provide an efficient work flow. Traditionally nursing organizations have been bureaucratic. To be successful in a health care reform climate, nursing organization must change to become more effective, efficient, innovative and flexible structure that respond quickly to dynamic and turbulent environment. A pure bureaucratic model does not help an organization function with optimum efficiency. As this organization is having different layers it is typically pyramidal. One positive aspect of this structure in our company is that it provides an opportunity for high level of interaction between the manager and the subordinates under manager's control. (Nagelkerk & Huber 2006).
1. Clearly differentiate between organizational climate and organizational culture. Include in your discussion whether your organization /unit has a climate that reflects its mission statement and values:
Organization culture and organization climate are the two important factors that are needed to be taken into consideration in the heath care organization. Organization culture is concerned with the nature and beliefs and expectations whereas organizational climate is an indicator of whether those beliefs and expectations are being fulfilled. Organization climate is a set of characteristics which helps to describe the organization from another organization. "These characteristics are seen as relatively enduring and as influencing the behaviour of people in the organization". Basically organization climate reflects a person's perception of the organization to which it belongs. Organization climate is very important factor to be considered in studying and analyzing organizations because it has profound influence on the outlook, well being and attitudes of organizational members and thus on their total performance. In this company organization climate is wedded to mission statements and vision that it effectively utilizes it resources both human as well as non human so that the climate is good. This climate is said