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Culture of the organisation: inadequate

W3. Is there a culture of high-quality, sustainable care?

Characteristics of services we would rate as inadequate in this area

There is no understanding of the importance of culture. There are low levels of staff satisfaction, high levels of stress and work overload. Staff do not feel respected, valued, supported or appreciated. There is poor collaboration or cooperation between teams and there are high levels of conflict.

The culture is top-down and directive. It is not one of fairness, openness, transparency, honesty, challenge and candour. When something goes wrong, people are not always told and do not receive an apology. Staff are defensive and are not compassionate.

There are high levels of bullying, harassment, discrimination or violence, and the organisation is not taking adequate action to reduce this. When staff raise concerns they are not treated with respect, or the culture, policies and procedures do not provide adequate support for them to do so. The culture is defensive. There is little attention to staff development and there are low appraisal rates.

Last updated:
13 October 2017


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