Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

How to Tell When Your Healthcare Heroes are NOT Okay

Your culture determines many things, but today especially, it is a determinant of how well your organization will fare through the pandemic.   What you say and what you do always matter. When people face fatigue and become somewhat fragile, a ...

Nurses Leave Their Managers, Not Their Jobs

Turnover is costly in every profession, but in nursing it takes its toll. Not only financially, but it affects quality, safety, and service.  The 2020 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report, found that the average cost per ...

Are you telling employees they are disposable?

Posted by Kristin Baird Every leader knows the importance of employee engagement. Without engagement, you won’t be able to deliver the safe, high-quality care you promise. Engagement requires that employees feel valued, appreciated, and secure. At the same time, business decisions, ...

Keep Calm and Get Real

Posted by Kristin Baird One thing I love about our Coaching for Engagement and Improved Performance workshop is seeing attendees reach those “Aha!” moments when they start to see their challenges in a new light. A few weeks ago, I was working ...

Compassion Fatigue is Real

Posted by Angela Fieler Newsflash!  Compassion fatigue is real.  I’m not sure I believed that until today.  Today, I wanted to strangle someone who I love dearly.  I was the living, breathing embodiment of that meme that says, “I have one ...

People are Quitting Your Culture

Posted by Kristin Baird Over the years, I’ve tried to stay in touch with my college friends. Of course, it isn’t always easy when juggling nursing careers, family, and further education.  This summer I made a special point of re-connecting with two ...

Knowing or Doing?

Posted by Kristin Baird Whenever we do patient experience skills training with physicians, inevitably one of them will say, “I learned this in medical school. Tell me something I don’t know.” Here’s the thing; knowing is not doing, and hearing is not ...

How Much is a Thank You Note Worth?

Posted by Kristin Baird I was recently talking with a manger who was complaining about the amount of time she spent recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new employees. She had marginal employee engagement scores so we spent some time delving into how ...

The Present is the Prize

We often hear people say, “Keep your eye on the prize,” in reference to goals. In patient experience terms, that “prize” often refers to the patient satisfaction scores. The problem with this line of thought is that it places the score ...

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