Aim: Foster a workplace culture and environment that embodies the defined values of each organization and supports a productive workforce.
Task Force Recommendations Address:
- Leadership support for employee engagement and a positive work environment
- Employee support and recognition strategies
- Utilization of data to measure workplace culture and engagement
- COVID-19 Spotlight
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- Many hospitals, health systems, and physician practices currently have what can be termed generally as “wellness” programs – that is, initiatives that attempt to create a healthier and happier workforce that will, in turn, help healthcare workers be better able to handle the stresses of their jobs and provide improved care to the patients they serve. Other facilities may be on the path to...» Full ArticleWritten by Barbara Reilly, Press Ganey’s SVP for Employee, Nurse and Physician Engagement, this paper outlines the core principles of engagement and delivers an effective, data-driven method to establish engagement tiers, measure action planning readiness and enact sustainable, meaningful change. Insights detailed in this paper provide innovative approaches to create a culture that drives posit...» Full Article
Press Ganey, 2018 Press Ganey Nursing Special Report- Optimizing the Nursing Workforce: Key Drivers of Intent to Stay for Newly Licensed and Experienced NursesThe report delivers actionable insights and targeted strategies for maintaining a robust, engaged nursing workforce that is essential to the delivery of safe, high-quality, patient-centered care. Read more... ...» Full ArticleIn January 2020, the Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL) and the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts sponsored a Nursing Summit in central Massachusetts to bring nurses together and to develop their leadership skills by using stories to drive change. This was the second annual Nursing Summit organized by ONL, and it was co-led by a number of diverse professional nursing organizations from...» Full ArticleIn January 2019, ONL led ten nursing organizations through a Nursing Summit in central Massachusetts to bring nurses together, hear their concerns and feedback, and enhance trust among nurses. The Nursing Summit focused on engaging clinical nurses, listening, and elevating their voice. Read more... ...» Full ArticleIn January 2019, ONL, together with nine other professional nursing organizations led a first-of-its-kind Nursing Summit in central Massachusetts that brought together 380 Registered Nurses to hear their concerns and feedback and enhance trust among nurses. With a robust amount of data from the Nursing Summit, ONL sought to gain further understanding and insight from Nursing Summit participants b...» Full ArticleReversing the effects of hundreds of years of racism is a daunting undertaking, but academic medicine can begin by adopting an antiracist approach to training and supporting physicians centered on three main goals: adequate representation, increased power and influence, and the transfer of institutional wealth and resources. Read more... ...» Full ArticleAchieving health equity is increasingly understood to be an essential priority for providers and for organizations throughout the larger health care system. The authors describe a four-tier model that offers a pragmatic framework to establish measurements that will advance equity for both the patients and the staff of the health care provider organization. Read more... ...» Full Article
Journal of Nursing Administration, Nurse Engagement in Shared Governance and Patient and Nurse OutcomesThe objectives of this study were to examine differences in nurse engagement in shared governance across hospitals and to determine the relationship between nurse engagement and patient and nurse outcomes. Read more... ...» Full ArticleThis white paper is intended to serve as a guide for health care organizations to engage in a participative process where leaders ask colleagues at all levels of the organization, “What matters to you?” — enabling them to better understand the barriers to joy in work, and co-create meaningful, high-leverage strategies to address these issues. Read more... ...» Full ArticleThe complex radiology department at Mayo Clinic includes 1,200 employees, 200 physicians and physicists, 80 work units and 14 specialty divisions. To understand the diverse perspectives to cultivate joy in the workplace, various employees met to discuss practical interventions that could be deployed to improve employee joy at work. Read more... ...» Full Article
Cipher Health, Health Executive Rounding as a Management Strategy: Drive Patient Satisfaction and Staff Engagement by Creating a Culture of RoundingPurposeful rounding, which occurs when nursing staff members carry out patient rounds whilst demonstrating behaviors that offer empathy, deep listening, and understanding, is a proactive way to promote quality care and patient safety. It is widely considered an effective method for building relationships and trust in addition to meeting a patient’s physical needs. Read more... ...» Full ArticleLate 2019 survey responses from nearly 700 executives, physicians and nurses supplemented by independent research. The pandemic’s direction and duration remain uncertain. To assist leaders in planning for the future, this update revisits the earlier report to assess what impact the crisis has had on the original ten trends. Read more... ...» Full Article
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments: A Journey to Excellence, 2nd EditionFor more than 3 decades, AACN has advocated for principles such as interprofessional collaboration and effective leadership that are essential to healthy work environments. The standards in this document extend this legacy and support the National Academy of Medicine’s declaration that nurses are uniquely positioned to play an integral role in the transformation of healthcare. Read more... ...» Full Article
Advisory Board, The Guide to Reducing Turnover in Post-Acute Care: Strategies to Improve Employee RetentionGiven the unique demands of working in post-acute care, it’s no surprise that the average turnover rate in skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies is high—69% and 32%, respectively. This guide will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to reduce staff turnover—from hiring the right people to identifying and re-recruiting staff ready to depart. Read more... ...» Full ArticleTranslate »