Archive: Employee Engagement

Living Your Values vs Window Dressing

A thriving, engaged culture starts with having substantive values. It means living them with unwavering consistency. People will rally around a shared vision and values when they are concise and sincere. Anything less is just window dressing.  Connecting Values with Social Issues I was ...

You’re Not a Mind Reader

In today’s healthcare world, staying closely connected to your staff is crucial to retention and engagement. One of the best ways to do this is by conducting stay interviews. It's a great way to help you understand what is working ...

Burnout Re-Ignited With One Question

While burnout runs rampant in healthcare, leaders must do everything within their power to replenish themselves and connect with their team members in a meaningful way. Frontline staff and managers alike are exhausted, making it difficult to focus on the ...

Dump the Pebble from Your Shoe

Many years ago, when I was first starting to do culture-shifting work, I learned a technique for showing employees that they were being heard. We put out an organization-wide request for employees to identify little irritations at work. We thought ...

Beware the Holiday Hospital

It’s almost Christmas which means your already-hard-working staff is now working holiday shifts. It’s always a balance between maintaining high-quality care and leaving a little space and time for some lighthearted festivities. Years ago, I heard a healthcare leader talk about ...

Employee Engagement Flourishes in a Coaching Culture

  A coaching culture may be just what healthcare needs to improve employee engagement and retention during today’s Great Resignation. Peter Drucker famously said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, while you may spend weeks mapping out a comprehensive plan, it may be ...

With Nursing Shortages, How are You Ensuring Retention?

With Nursing Shortages, How are You Ensuring Retention?   For years, healthcare leaders have been concerned about a nursing shortage, but COVID has brought the deficit to critical levels. In a recent article in the New York Times, author Andrew Jacobs sheds ...