Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Thank a Teacher

The other day I was listening to a speaker who reminded us to think back on a teacher who made a difference in our lives and reach out to thank them. This past year, as parents have had to take ...

Begin Your Day With Gratitude

Science has proven what the heart has always known. That gratitude changes lives. I personally try to begin each day with my gratitude list. It keeps me both grounded and optimistic. We all do better when we feel and express ...

Working Holidays

Posted by Kristin Baird Holiday time means decorations, parties, gifts and traditions for many of us. But not everyone gets to spend them with friends and family. Hospitals are a 24/7/365 operation which means a significant number of healthcare workers will be spending as much ...

Is your gratitude showing?

My team and I have been on the road doing culture assessments for various health systems recently and have found some common denominators among the organizations that struggle with engagement, patient satisfaction and financial performance.Among other things, these cultures don’t ...

Want Better Employee Engagement? Measure Joy

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s (NCHL) conference on human capital in Chicago. I heard a number of great speakers and walked away inspired and armed with great ideas to share. One ...

The Power of a Simple “Thank You”

Posted by Kristin Baird Last week I blogged about the importance of taking time to celebrate successes. In our busy world, we tend to move quickly from one thing to the next. Just like celebration, it’s important to take the time to ...