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Organizational culture can be defined as the values, beliefs, or behaviors that are displayed within a particular organization (Thomas, 2018). Organizational culture includes an organization’s expectations, experiences, philosophy, as well as the values that guide member behavior, and is expressed in member self-image, inner workings, interactions with the outside world, and future expectations (Cancialosi, 2017). Culture is based on shared attitudes, beliefs, customs, and written and unwritten rules that have been developed over time and are considered valid. Organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders. Also, organizational culture may influence how much employees identify with their organization. Culture can be seen as a liability when the values of the individual clash or isn’t in agreement with the organization’s values (Davis, 2021).
Barries caused by an organizational culture that can be encountered by the nursing leader that can make them feel powerless are personal cultural values, people with different perceptions about organizational culture when employees only accept the decision based on what they believe and value it becomes a barrier to the nurse leader. Again when an organization is used to a particular culture and is finding it difficult to make a change it becomes a barrier. When there is a lack of communication between the leader and employee it can be a barrier that can make the nurse leader look powerless. When the nurse leader is not well equipped with information about the organization it makes them feel powerless. When the role and responsibility are not clearly defined the nurse leader may feel powerless. The dysfunctional effects of the organizational culture would include; barriers to change, barriers to diversity, and barriers to acquisitions and mergers. limited organizational leadership opportunities, lack of funding for advancement as a leader, and perceived need for further leadership development before serving in a leadership role can also be a barrier that the nurse leader might encounter that can make them feel powerless. When the nurse leader feels stereotyped, undervalued, and not well prepared for the position it can also make the nurse leader feel powerless (Hughes, 2018).
Discuss barriers caused by an organizational culture that can be encountered by nursing leaders that can make them feel powerless.
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years.