Organizational Culture Assessment Tool

Assignment 1: Organizational Culture Assessment Tool
Your organization is ready to implement a quality improvement initiative;
however, it is becoming increasingly clear that perhaps not everyone is on
board with the proposal.
What could be contributing to this potential resistance? How might
organizational culture impact or influence the ability to engage in quality
improvement initiatives?

Organizational Culture Assessment Tool

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Organizational culture is the shared way of thinking or feeling in a given
organization. This culture creates the dynamic for a willingness to change
and/or improve. For example, if an organizational culture is one in which
change is welcomed to improve and all voices are encouraged to be shared, the
implementation of a quality improvement initiative will likely be accepted and
supported. However, if an organizational culture is one in which the
acknowledgement of mistakes are penalized and only leadership voices are
respected, the implementation of a quality improvement initiative may be met
with hesitation and skepticism.
For this Assignment, you will consider the impact of cultural and organizational
readiness as it relates to the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
You will consider the leadership strategies needed to support these measures
and complete an Organizational Culture Assessment Tool.
To Prepare:
Review the Learning Resources regarding the implementation of quality
improvement initiatives.
Consider what stakeholders must be present to implement these initiatives, and
reflect on the leadership strategies needed for success in promoting quality
improvement initiatives in healthcare organizations and nursing practice.
Select a healthcare organization or nursing practice (with which you are
familiar) to complete the Organizational Culture Assessment Tool.
The Assignment: (2–3 pages)
Complete the Organizational Culture Assessment Tool for the healthcare
organization or nursing practice you selected. Then, address the following:

What is the state of cultural/organizational readiness for quality improvement?
Is the organizational culture present for quality improvement?
What leadership strategies are present in the organization to support quality
improvement, positive patient experiences, and healthcare quality?
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a
title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided
at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements
(available at
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-
20293632). All papers submitted must use this formatting.