Updated Sigma title provides tools to improve organizational culture


“An inspired work that brings to life true intentionality by leaders to build sustainable cultures of excellence through engagement. Simple, powerful, and practical, this guide is the answer to what leaders are looking for when they want to make change, have positive impact, and power up the passion in an organization through finding their purpose.”

Chief Experience and Clinical Officer
AMN Healthcare, Dallas, Texas



Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare coverINDIANAPOLIS—Are you trying to build a culture of ownership in your healthcare organization? In a new edition of their multi-AJN award-winning book, authors Joe Tye and Bob Dent continue to use construction as a metaphor to make the case that a healthcare organization’s Invisible Architecture—a foundation of core values, a superstructure of organizational culture, and the interior finish of workplace attitude—is no less important than its visible architecture. 

In Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, Tye and Dent believe that the challenges that healthcare organizations faced before the COVID-19 pandemic—stress, burnout, staffing shortages, and the erosion of trust in organizations—have only intensified. To be a part of the solution, they have provided a proven model, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Readers will learn how investing in their organization and their people enables a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction; recruitment and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and positive financial outcomes. 

In this third edition, readers will find a new chapter expanding on the concept of Invisible Architecture in organizations; new strategies to enhance bilateral loyalty and rebuild trust; ways to plan and care for COVID long-haulers; how to use the Assess-Inspire-Engage-Sustain Model for cultural transformation; and updated narratives, notes, and examples. 

The book is available to purchase at SigmaMarketplace.org/SigmaBooks. Download a free sample chapter from the Sigma Repository.

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment
By Joe Tye, MHA, MBA; Bob Dent, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAN, FAONL
Published by Sigma, 2024
ISBN-13: 9781646481279  
EPUB ISBN: 9781646481286 
PDF ISBN: 9781646481293 
Price: US $49.95
Trade paperback, 334 pages
Trim size: 6x9

About the authors:

Joe Tye, MHA, MBA, is a consultant, author, speaker, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy.

Bob Dent, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL, is Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at two hospitals within Emory Healthcare.

About Sigma:

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 100,000 active members and 600 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurses transforming global healthcare. 

Learn more at SigmaNursing.org.