NR534 Week 5 Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment and Analysis |

Week 5: Organizational Culture and Climate: Assessment and Analysis
Assignment Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
I.               Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the culture and climate of the healthcare organization and its impact on providing a healthy, safe, and person-centered care and work environment. (CO 1,3,6)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 5
II.             Total Points Possible: 150
III.          Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment provides an opportunity for the student to
·       Assess organizational culture and climate within a healthcare organization known to the student
·       Analyze the organizational culture and climate for its strengths and opportunities for improvement
·       Determine the organization’s capacity to provide a healthy, safe, person-centered environment for staff and patients based on its culture and climate
·       Reflect on the “fit” of personal leadership profile with the organization’s culture and climate
IV.          Preparing the Assignment
Requirements:
1.      Address all components of the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment and Analysis Paper as outlined under “Assignment Directions and Criteria”.
2.      The paper is graded on quality and completeness of information, depth of thought, organization following outline provided, substantive narrative, use of citations, use of standard English, and writing conventions.
3.      Format:
a.     APA format, using most current edition, is required for citations and references in this assignment
                                                    i.     Required elements
1.      Title page, reference page
2.      Page numbers, doubles-spaced, times new roman, 12pt font, 1” margins, level 1 headings
3.      Paper length: 6 maxima, excluding reference page, title page, and assessment tool
                                                   ii.     Scholarly sources: Minimum of four (4) scholarly resources no older than 5 years
                                                  iii.     Proof-reading
1.      Use spell check and grammar check and correct all errors
2.      Compare final draft to detailed outline directions to ensure all required elements included
                                                  iv.     Submitting the paper
1.      Submit to Week 5 Assignment portal by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT
2.      Must achieve TII score < 24% to be graded
3.      Final submission only will be graded
 
DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
This assignment has two steps and requires that you do an actual assessment and analysis of the healthcare organization within which you work.
Step 1: The Assessment Tool
Complete the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool. The tool is your data collection tool, or “notes-taking” pages you will need to complete before doing the analysis. You may already know some of the information, but some may require communication with key people in the organization, for example, human resources, financial officers, or nurse executives. Submitting the completed tool with your final paper submission is required. It is not included in your page count. You receive credit for completing and submitting it the items in the following outline.
Step 2: The Analysis
Analyze the findings from your assessment following the outline below. (See the rubric for specific criteria within each section) Support your analysis and conclusions with specific evidence from your assessment and scholarly sources.  The paper will contain the following components with headings as required. (Remember, no heading is used for the introduction section)
I.                 Introduction
a.      Stated purpose
b.     Definition of organizational culture vs climate
c.      Broad overview of components of the paper
II.               Organizational culture and climate analysis
a.      Summary of assessment findings
b.     Mission, vision, and goals reflected in culture and climate
c.      Strengths and Opportunities for improvement
d.     Climate reflective of culture
III.              Healthy, safe, person-centered care environment capacity
a.      Describe the organizational culture’s capacity to support
b.     What would a visiting potential staff recruit experience about the institution’s culture that would attract them to work there?
c.      Nurse leader’s role in setting the organizational culture and climate to promote a healthy work environment?
IV.             Implications
a.      Two strategies to address the opportunities for improvement 
b.     Alignment of Personal Leadership Profile and Organizational Culture and Climate
V.               Conclusion
a.      Broadly address the what has been accomplished in the paper
b.     Benefits of the completing the assignment
 
Category
Points
%
Description
 
Introduction
10
10%
Purpose stated, organizational culture and climate defined; broad overview of components of paper
Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool
15
15%
All elements addressed; document included with final paper submission
Analysis: Element 1
Organizational Culture and Climate Description
20
20
Organizational culture at the institution described using general categories from assessment and include: Physical environment; social environment; professional and personal support; organizational power structures; environmental safety; organizational communication; organizational taboos
Analysis: Element 2
 
Mission, vision, and goals
20
20
Organizational Mission, vision, goals specifically align to reflect categories of organizational culture and include
Physical environment; social environment; professional and personal support; organizational power structures; environmental safety; organizational communication; organizational taboos
Analysis: Element 3
Strengths and Opportunities for improvement
20
 
Minimum of three strengths of organizational culture described;
Minimum of two major opportunities for improvement described
Analysis: Element 4
 
Climate reflective of culture
20
 
Description of organizational climate including at least two ways in which it specifically reflects the organizational culture
Healthy, safe, person-centered care capacity
15
 
Organization culture and climate capacity to support healthy, safe, person-centered healthcare work environment; Capacity for attracting staff; Impact on nurse recruitment; Nurse leader role in setting culture and climate
Implications
 
10
 
Strategies to address the identified opportunities for improvement
Personal Leadership Profile and Organizational Culture and Climate Alignment
Conclusion
 
10
 
Broadly address the what has been accomplished in the paper
Benefits of the completing the assignment
Writing conventions, format, and reference citations
10
 
Writing is clear concise without grammatical and spelling errors. All references are correctly cited (if applicable) and written.
 
 
 
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
V.            Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria
 
Content
Possible Points = 150
Outstanding or highest level of performance
 
Very good or high level of performance
 
Competent or satisfactory level of performance
Poor or failing level of performance
Unsatisfactory level of performance
 
 
Introduction
Purpose stated, organizational culture and climate defined; broad overview of components of paper
10 Points
8 Points
6 Points
3 Points
0 Points
All four elements accurately and clearly articulated
Three (3) of four (4) elements accurately and clearly articulate
Two (2) of four (4) elements clearly present with general reference to the remaining elements
One (1) element is clearly present with general reference to remaining elements
All Elements are missing or unrelated to the assignment
Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool
 
7 Categories of Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool complete and submitted with paper
15 Points
10
5
 
0 Points
Seven categories completed document included with final paper submission
Seven categories are addressed with more than 25% of elements missing
Seven categories addressed with more than 50% of elements missing
 
Three or less categories complete; all categories addressed with more than 75% missing; or document is not submitted with final paper
Analysis Element 1
Organizational Culture Description
 
Organizational culture at the institution described using general categories from assessment and include:
 
Physical environment; social environment; professional and personal support; organizational power structures; environmental safety; organizational communication; organizational taboos
20 Points
10
5
 
0 points
Organizational culture description is clearly articulated and addresses all seven (7) categories from the assessment
Organizational culture description is clearly articulated and addressed at a minimum of five (5) categories from the assessment
Organizational culture is generally described and address a minimum of three categories from the assessment
 
Organizational culture description is general; addresses less than three (3) categories from the assessment; or is unrelated to the assignment
Analysis Element 2
 
Mission, vision, and goals
 
Organizational Mission, vision, goals specifically align to reflect categories of organizational culture and include:
 
Physical environment; social environment; professional and personal support; organizational power structures; environmental safety; organizational communication; organizational taboos
 
20 Points
10 points
5 points
 
0 Points
Alignment of organizational culture to the institution’s mission, vision, and goals is clearly articulated and addresses all seven (7) categories from the assessment
Alignment of organizational culture to the institution’s mission, vision, and goals is clearly articulated and addresses five (5) categories from the assessment
Alignment of organizational culture to the institution’s mission, vision, and goals is general; addresses a minimum of three (3) categories from the assessment
 
Alignment of organizational culture to the institution’s mission, vision, and goals is general; addresses less than three (3) categories from the assessment; or is unrelated to the assignment
Analysis Element # 3
 
Strengths and Opportunities for improvement
 
Minimum of three strengths of organizational culture described;
 
Minimum of two major opportunities for improvement described
20 Points
16 points
12 points
8
0 points
All five (5) elements addressed and clearly articulated
Four (4) elements addressed and clearly articulated
Three (3) elements are addressed and clearly articulated
Three (3) elements are generally described
Less than three (3) elements are described or content unrelated
Analysis Element # 4
 
Climate reflective of culture
 
Description of organizational climate based on assessment findings and includes at least two ways in which it specifically reflects the organizational culture
20 points
10 points
5 points
 
          0 points
Organizational Climate is described and clearly articulated; supported by assessment findings; and contains all required elements
Organizational Climate is described and clearly articulated; supported by assessment findings; and contains 50% of all required elements
Organizational Climate is generally described and clearly articulated; minimal support by assessment findings; and minimally contains all required elements
 
Organizational Climate is described and clearly articulated; supported by assessment findings; and contains all required elements
Healthy, safe, person-centered care capacity
Organization culture and climate capacity to support healthy, safe, person-centered healthcare work environment; Capacity for attracting staff; Impact on nurse recruitment; Nurse leader role in setting culture and climate
15
12
6
 
0
Description of organization’s capacity is clearly articulated and contains all required (four) components
Description of organization’s capacity is clearly articulated and contains three (3) required components
Description of organization’s capacity is generally stated contains only two (2) required components
 
Description of organization’s capacity is generally stated and contains one (1) or less required components; OR is missing
Implications
Two strategies to address the identified opportunities for improvement
Personal Leadership Profile and Organizational Culture and Climate Alignment
10 Points
5 points
3 Points
 
0 Points
All three components are addressed and clearly articulated
Two of three components are clearly articulate and third is generally addressed
One of three components is clearly articulated, and others are generally addressed
 
All components are generally and superficially addressed or absent
Conclusion
Recaps the content purpose; what has been accomplished; Benefits of the completing the assignment
10
                        5            
 
 
0
All components addressed and clearly articulated
All components are generally addressed; or two of three components clearly articulated and one missing or generally addressed
 
 
One component is present and generally addressed; conclusion is absent; conclusion unrelated to assignment
Writing Conventions, format, and reference citations
 
APA format is followed for paper layout, reference pages, in-text citations
 
Writing is clear concise without grammatical and spelling errors.
All references are written using APA format
 
4 scholarly references used and are less than 5 years old
 
10
8
               6
4
0
All requirements met with two (2) or less errors
All requirements met with three (3) errors
All requirements met four (4) errors
All requirements met with five (5) errors
All requirements met with six (6) or more errors
Total Points
 
 
_____of 150 points
 
 
 

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