In nursing there is a universal desire to produce the highest quality care. However, repeated public enquiries have shone a light on avoidable harm and substandard care (including care provided by nurses). Using the thematic areas covered in the semester (leadership, culture, personal excellence, organisational dynamics) outline how you will undertake a leadership role as a change agent to ensure positive patient outcomes.
The following stages are to be followed;
1. Students are asked to identify an issue or challenge (practice or policy issue) that they would like to positively influence as registered nurse.
2. Having done so, students are required to critically analyse how an organisational psychology perspective will inform how they might approach the issue.
3. Students will set out the assignment in the following structure;
Organizational culture refers to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time, and to the beliefs of the staff and the foreseen value of their work that will influence their attitudes and behavior. Administrators usually adjust their leadership behavior to accomplish the mission of the organization, and this could influence the employees’ job satisfaction. It is therefore essential to understand the relationship between organizational culture, leadership behavior and job satisfaction of employees.
A cross-sectional study was undertaken that focused on hospital nurses in Taiwan. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire; 300 questionnaires were distributed and 200 valid questionnaires were returned. To test the reliability of the data, they were analyzed by Cronbach’s α and confirmatory factors. Correlation analysis was used on the relationships between organizational cultures, leadership behavior and job satisfaction.