Organizational Analysis Essay

3903 Words Jan 10th, 2011 16 Pages
Organizational Analysis
Michelle Crawford
University of Phoenix
Nursing Leadership and Management
NUR 587
Dr. Marie Holley
January 24, 2011

Organizational Analysis Nurses focus on providing the best quality of care to patients. To have the ability to provide the best quality of care to patients, nurses need a work environment that values and respects nurses, and provides resources for nurses to provide quality care to patients. “A magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution” (Center for Nursing Advocacy, 2008, p. 1). Requirements for
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The staff of the hospital shares a sense, and belief that the administration, is finally considering the employees, who keep the hospital operating, and an interest in employees taking pride in their workplace. Employees take part in a satisfaction survey every six months, regarding the workplace, and the employee’s satisfaction. Based on the satisfaction survey, committees are in place to address the main themes brought up in the survey, and to resolve issues. The composition of the committees are staff from several units, and have a specific task to address, and resolve. The goal is to retain employees, and make the workplace a family atmosphere, which encourages teamwork. Employees also complete a self-evaluation annually before the managers of the units perform the annual evaluations. Each nurse is also asked to perform peer reviews on colleagues, thus giving the manager of the unit a good understanding of the staff, positives, and negatives. Encouragement comes from nursing administration for the nurses to participate on committees within the hospital, or units, for changes to occur, and make the work environment pleasant. Nurses annual evaluations specifically focus on his/her performance on the unit, any leadership opportunities, and whether or not the nurse took steps to meet their goals, set the year before. Nurses are the greatest asset to any health care organization; they function as the “skeleton” of the

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