Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Stop Blaming Wages for Medical Staff Turnover

Medical staff turnover is rampant, but it doesn’t have to be if we start listening to our new employees BEFORE their exit interviews. I recently heard a case study from a large academic medical center about their Medical Assistants (MAs) leaving ...

Four Strategies to Make Training a Success

In traditional training approaches, 85 percent of the organization’s effort takes place during a single, one-and-done event. Only five percent of the effort and resources are devoted to follow-up after the “event.”  For training to stick, here's our recommended approach for ...

Training that Sticks: 4 Simple Steps to Achieving Great ROI

Training that Sticks: 4 Simple Steps to Achieving Great ROI   Leaders often tell me that their customer service training didn’t work. What they mean is that it didn’t result in improving patient satisfaction scores. This is the typical indicator used for ...

Training Alone Won’t Fix a Dysfunctional Culture

Posted by Kristin Baird It’s not uncommon for us to get requests to do organization-wide training to fix service issues. It would be easy for us to march in and do the requested training and head home. We wouldn’t do anyone ...

Coaching or Training?

Posted by Kristin Baird This morning I had a discussion with one of my clients about accountability. Like many leaders, she finds that holding others accountable is one of the most difficult aspects of her work. During our conversation, she shared that ...

Lessons on Service Recovery From an Irate Customer

Posted by Kristin Baird We all have those experiences as consumers when things don’t go as expected. We might be disappointed in a meal at a restaurant, or wait longer than expected in line or in the waiting room. But then ...

4 Steps to Make Training Stick

Posted by Kristin Baird https://youtu.be/mYHYe_cf6DM Training is more than a one-and-done approach. To make your training stick, you need to follow a 4-step process: pre-work, training, coaching and finally, reinforcement. Coach, Mentor & Model Service BehaviorsTrain, Retain & SustainService Recovery Is More Than a CouponTraining is ...

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