Nursing and The Organizational Culture of Human Resource Management

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Organizational culture can play a very important role in any corporation’s success. As we learn more about how to make a company more successful through effective management of Human Resource, we are learning of the value of people, as a whole, and how they contribute to the success or failure of an organization. That’s even more so true with in healthcare organizations. Nurses play a pivotal role in the health care profession and make up the majority of healthcare workers in a hospital setting. However, there is a nursing shortage globally that is expected to increase as nurses from the baby boom era are set to retire. This is where human resource management and organizational culture come into play. There have been prior studies that have linked organizational culture to the decrease in nurse turnover rate and the increase of nurse retention. It is important that there is an adequate nursing workforce supply in order to achieve quality patient care. Nurse managers play a pivotal role in the organizational culture with in their unit of division. This article provides a literature review of organizational culture and its link to nursing and the health care profession as a whole.

I. Introduction

People are important to any organization’s success and the variety of cultures, especially here in the United States, that are within an organization should be considered carefully when it comes to human resource management. In the U.S., we have a multitude of different races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles that complete our society. Organizational culture is an essential to Human Resource (HR) management. According to Jackson and Mathis (2009), Organizational culture entails a pattern of shared basic beliefs and values in...

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