Importance of Organizational Culture in Healthcare Settings

What is your organizational culture?

So many incredible attributes contribute to a great healthcare environment, and professionalism definitely rises to the top. It plays an active role in creating and shaping the organizational culture in your workplace. Your workplace culture embodies the shared standards, expectations and values that influence all team members and their actions. A positive workplace culture can lead to motivated employees and better patient outcomes.

Why is organizational culture important?

Organizational culture affects every detail of your organization – down to the bottom line. In fact, having a great culture can attract stellar talent. According to Glassdoor’s Mission & Culture Survey, “77 percent of adults across four countries (the United States, UK, France, Germany) would consider a company’s culture before applying for a job there.” Applicants are looking for a company whose values mirror their own. They want to believe in an organization and its mission.

Hiring quality employees who fit into your organization’s culture should be an integral part of your HR strategy. According to the United States Department of Labor, healthcare occupations are projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is about 2.4 million new jobs. That is much faster than any other profession. It is important to define your workplace culture so it can be reflected in your recruitment of new healthcare workers for your organization.

What are the qualities of a great organizational culture?

Your organization can attract top talent by creating a positive workplace culture. A successful company with a culture that exemplifies positive traits will lead to higher satisfaction, improved performance and better outcomes. Organizations with a positive culture place a great emphasis on respect, integrity, adaptability, teamwork and employee engagement. The qualities of your culture are unique to your organization and defined by you and your team. Use our Organizational Culture Checklist to get started on creating your culture!

How we can help you

Your organization’s branding and culture should be aligned and integrated. A professional, branded uniform is what will set the tone for employees and patients. The Group One® Staff Uniform Program is an Apparel Solution designed to enhance branding, security, patient experience, and employee satisfaction. With the projection of growth in the healthcare industry, it is imperative to partner with an experienced uniform apparel manufacturer to meet all your needs from marketing to supply chain management. Create and maintain your organization’s professional image, reinforce your brand message and celebrate your workplace culture with the help of the Group One® Staff Uniform Program.

About Encompass Group, LLC

Encompass Group, LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Encompass Group enhances the healthcare experience by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost-effective for all providers. Encompass Group serves the acute-care, long-term, and senior-care markets, retail healthcare and hospitality apparel markets, and government operations markets. For more information about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit www.encompassgroup.com. Follow Encompass Group, LLC on LinkedIn (@encompass-group-llc); Twitter (@EncompassGrpLLC); Facebook (@EncompassGrpLLC); and YouTube.