Workplace Environment Assessment
How healthy is your workplace?
You may think your current organization operates seamlessly, or you may feel it has many issues. You may experience or even observe things that give you pause. Yet, much as you wouldn’t try to determine the health of a patient through mere observation, you should not attempt to gauge the health of your work environment based on observation and opinion. Often, there are issues you perceive as problems that others do not; similarly, issues may run much deeper than leadership recognizes.
There are many factors and measures that may impact organizational health. Among these is civility. While an organization can institute policies designed to promote such things as civility, how can it be sure these are managed effectively? In this Discussion, you will examine the use of tools in measuring workplace civility.
- Review the Resources and examine the Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory, found on page 20 of Clark (2015).
- Review and complete the Work Environment Assessment Template in the Resources.
By Day 3 of Week 7
Post a brief description of the results of your Work Environment Assessment. Based on the results, how civil is your workplace? Explain why your workplace is or is not civil. Then, describe a situation where you have experienced incivility in the workplace. How was this addressed? Be specific and provide examples.
By Day 6 of Week 7
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by sharing ideas for how shortcomings discovered in their evaluations and/or their examples of incivility could have been managed more effectively.
Broome, M., & Marshall, E. S. (2021). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
- Chapter 5, “Collaborative Leadership Contexts: It Is All About Working Together (pp. 155–178)
- Chapter 8, “Creating and Shaping the Organizational Environment and Culture to Support Practice Excellence” (pp. 237–272)
- Chapter 7, “Building Cohesive and Effective Teams” (pp. 212–231)
Select at least ONE of the following:
Griffin, M., & Clark, C. M. (2014). Revisiting cognitive rehearsal as an intervention against incivility and lateral violence in nursing: 10 years later. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(12), 535–542.
1. The result of the assessment I made within my workplace environment is that it is moderately Healthy.
2. I believe that with the tradition and cultures of my workplace is so far okay. it might not be perfect but it is still moderately healthy for personnel to work. My workplace looks in the best interest of the personnel, as well as the supervisors appreciates their achievements. From welfare of personnel to salary, equipment and facility, there might be the need of improvement but it gives a wholesome work environment. Members of our agency tries its best to use effective conflict resolution and that when problems arises it is addressed immediately. As well as, my workplace environment provides an equal opportunity for each personnel for career development and promotions.
My workplace is civil as it demand respect and politeness but not too bossy in that aspect. Everyone respects one another and courteous even at times of arising problem.
Yes I did experience incivility in a situation where the head of administrator asked for help in assisting their clients and I did assist them when the scheduled date and time came. However, after such event, I was told that I did commit a mistake of not telling him that the venue was changed, while in fact I called the Administration office twice but no one answered. I did not receive any gratitude form him. Instead, I helped yet I was at fault. It was addressed when I told the supervisor what happened and then the supervisor communicate things with me in behalf of the Head administrator.
Diagnosis is the process of finding out if a patient has a specific disease. A medical professional prescribes a test to make a diagnosis or to exclude possible illness.
The clinical course in the first case will be to implement appropriate treatment for the diagnosed disease, while in the second case – other diagnostic tests have to be pursued. For some diseases, it is not only important to know what the nature of the disease is but also the degree of development. Doctors may need to be aware of the stage of the disease, its progresses, whether it is stable or in regression. Likewise, diagnostic tests also allow doctors to assess whether the chosen treatment is effective in stopping the progression of the disease, a method that has already been commonly used in the treatment of cancer.