How healthy is your workplace?

How healthy is your workplace?

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Discussion: Workplace Environment
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.
To Prepare:
 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.
Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 7 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 7

To participate in this Discussion:
Week 7 Discussion

Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course
Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings

Marshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert
clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

 Chapter 5, “Collaborative Leadership Contexts: Networks, Communication,
Decision Making, and Motivation” (pp. 121–144)
 Chapter 9, “Creating and Shaping the Organizational Environment and Culture to
Support Practice Excellence” (pp. 247–278)
 Chapter 10, “Building Cohesive and Effective Teams” (pp. 279–298)

Select at least ONE of the following:
Clark, C. M., Olender, L., Cardoni, C., & Kenski, D. (2011). Fostering civility in nursing
education and practice: Nurse leader perspectives. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(7/8),
324–330. doi:10.1097/NNA.0b013e31822509c4
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Clark, C. M. (2018). Combining cognitive rehearsal, simulation, and evidence-based scripting to
address incivility. Nurse Educator. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000563
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Clark, C. M. (2015). Conversations to inspire and promote a more civil workplace. American
Nurse Today, 10(11), 18–23. Retrieved from

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. doi:10.3928/00220124-20141122-02
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Document: Work Environment Assessment Template (Word document)

Required Media

TEDx. (2017, April). Jody Hoffer Gittell: The power of a simple idea [Video file]. Retrieved

Laureate Education (Producer). (2009a). Working with Groups and Teams [Video file].
Baltimore, MD: Author.