The Role of Organizational Culture in Retaining Nursing Workforce
June 26, 2015
This journal article examines how different types of nursing home organizational cultures can affect turnover rates of registered nurses, licensed practices nurses, and nursing aide staff. The researchers broke down organizational cultures into four different types: group cultures, developmental cultures, market cultures, and hierarchical cultures. They found that facilities that espouse market values (in which strict performance standards are emphasized) can lead to higher aide turnover. But on the whole, they observed that a facility’s culture had little predictive value over voluntary aide turnover.