Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Great Intentions Don’t Deliver Results

I was speaking with a hospital CEO recently about their troubling turnover rates, when he hit on an age-old problem. He pointed out that they continue to promote good workers to management positions when they lack leadership skills and experience. ...

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 ...

Dear CEO, Nurses Need Your Help

Even before COVID, nurses were stressed and burning out at higher rates than ever before. Now, they are under even greater stress for a multitude of reasons and want to be heard. Some have turned to unions.  A few weeks ago, ...

People Leave Their Managers, Not Their Jobs

Posted by Kristin Baird For years I’ve heard that employees leave their managers, not the organization. This adage was confirmed as a reality when I conducted interviews with CNOS across the country to learn the cause and effects of nurse turnover.  The ...

What’s Next?

Posted by Kristin Baird That is a question weighing on everyone’s minds today. As more and more news reports tell us there will be no “getting back to normal”. We must ask; what is the new normal? Good question, but no ...

Your Nurses Aren’t Whining – They’re Warning

Posted by Kristin Baird Patient experience happens during multiple moments of truth, but none are as vital as those happening at the bedside between the patient and nurse. Not long ago, I interviewed members of the senior executive team and the CFO ...