Discussion: Organizational Foundations
As you strive to grow in your leadership skills and abilities, you will find that the context in which you work influences your motivation and areas of focus. In a similar vein, your commitment to developing professionally can contribute toward organizational effectiveness.
- Review the information related to planning and decision making in health care organizations presented in the textbook, Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application. Consider how planning and decision making relate to an organization’s mission, vision, and values, as well as its culture and its climate.
- Familiarize yourself with the mission, vision, and values of your organization or one with which you are familiar. Consider how the statements and actions of leaders and others within the organization support or demonstrate the organizational mission, vision, and values. In addition, note any apparent discrepancies between word and deed. Think about how this translates into expectations for direct service providers. Note any data or artifacts that seem to indicate whether behaviors within the organization are congruent with its mission, vision, and values.
- Begin to examine and reflect on the culture and climate of the organization. How do culture and climate differ?
- Why is it important for you, as a master’s-prepared nurse leader, to be cognizant of these matters?
By Day 3
- We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
- We will engage patients in their care decisions and share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settings and improve access, quality, health outcomes and affordability.
- We will grow as community-based health networks in partnership with others who share our vision and values and align with us to be an essential provider to those we serve.