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Leadership in Nursing Units of Acute care Hospitals

Read Case Study: Leadership-Organizational Culture Relationship in Nursing Units of Acute Care Hospitals

1. What was the study setting and the research question that the study attempted to answer?
2. What was the relationship between leadership style had on organizational culture? describe this issue in detail referring to all leadership styles assessed in the study and to characteristics of organizational culture.
3. How would you study this issue further? What would you like to know and why?
Note: the focus should be on leadership and organizational behavior and how they correlate between themselves, and not on the statistical methods and procedures of the study.

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Ques. 1. What was the study setting and the research question that the study attempted to answer?

The study setting was in/from four acute care hospitals of the largest health care system in New Jersey(USA) and utilized a convenient sample of Nursing managers(NMs) and staff registered nurses (SNs), who represented a population of a single organization wherin all employees/ members of the health care organization shared the company's core values, philosophy, and organizational.

In the study, Casida & Pinto-Zipp(2008) explored how staff nurses felt about the relationship between leadership and organizational culture(OC). In other words, their research question was: Is there a relationship between NMs ' leadership styles and nursing unit OC as perceived by the unit's staff nurses (SNs)?

Ques. 2. (a). What was the relationship between leadership style had on organizational culture?

It is essential to understand the relationship between leadership styles and behavior on organizational culture, as well as employees' job satisfaction which can make or break trust and organizational relationship styles . Organizational culture refers to the organization's beliefs, core values, and mission that has existed with the organizations since inception. Such values are ideally and usually expected to be shared by the 'organization family members'-the employees and is expected to reflect in their work, loyalty, attitudes and behavior. For an organization to be successful, employees must be valued and should feel that way. To this end, organizational culture and leadership styles must align in the best interest of the organization and not at the harm(emotional or physical) of employees. As such, it is essential that managers and administrators adjust their leadership styles and behavior to align with and to stay true to the organization's values and mission. This often influences the relationships and overall employees' job satisfaction(Casida & Pinto-Zipp, 2008).

It is essential for first-line nursing leaders to acquire as much experience, knowledge and skills in organizational cultural competence, especially since a plethora of different challenges, including changing demographic trends face the field of nursing. This increases the desire and demand for awareness and prompt attention to address such challenges in order to facilitate the highest quality of care delivery by nurses.

Leadership style is critical for this to happen however: For example, according to the research, evidence supports the fact that transformational and transactional contingent reward leaderships as or in nurse manager leadership styles are strongly associated with successful nursing unit organizational culture: They have the ability to balance the complexities, challenges, and the dynamics of flexibility and stability within nursing units, which are integral in the maintenance of organizational and cultural effectiveness( Casida & Pinto-Zipp, 2008).

(b). Describe this issue in detail referring to all leadership styles assessed in the study and to characteristics of organizational culture?

Leadership styles, organizational culture and employees' job satisfaction are correlated: Job satisfaction for example will ...

Solution Summary

Leadership in nursing units for acute care hospitals are examined in the solution. The relationship leadership styles has on organizational cultures are provided.

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