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Organizational culture describes the suitable way of conduct on a company. In other words, organization culture creates principles that govern the behavior of workers in an organization. It is important to note that, organizational culture comprise of the common beliefs and principles that are created by the organization leaders and then conveyed and supported via different approaches, eventually molding worker perception, conducts and understanding. It is correct to state that, cultural barriers impact communication in the organization and can negatively influence the efficiency of the organization. Moreover, barriers may exist in terms race, gender, education level of the workers, and seniority or ranking in the company. In an organization such as healthcare organizations, there are people who come from various settings and also have different cultural beliefs. Therefore, one organizational culture can create difficulty for such individuals to adjust in the atmosphere which can in turn lead to discouragement as well as lack of motivation. Other barriers like disagreements between the nurses, despondent workers as well as absence of effective communication and trust can lead negative impacts on nursing leaders by causing discouragements.

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Re: Topic 4 DQ 2

An organizational culture, as defined by Nightingale in her article, are “ideas, customs, behaviors, mission, beliefs, etc. that define the environment of an organization.” (Nightingale, 2018). We like to believe that these concepts are all positive but there are things within an organization’s culture that do make nurses and other staff powerless. Some barriers that would have a negative effect would be shortages of resources and supplies, not enough staff to support the patient census, bullying in the work place, and lack of available time to meet with administration to propose new ideas. Unfortunately, barriers can cause struggles between nurses and nursing leaders. A good nurse leader will rise above the barriers and continue with a good attitude while promoting the employer to the rest of the nurses and staff to ensure a calm throughout the nursing departments.


Nightingale, A., (2018). Nursing Standard. Developing the Organisational culture in a healthcare setting. Retrieved from: