Organizational Overload: Surviving the Donkey Life at Work

Organizational Overload: Surviving the Donkey Life at Work

Many of us in the healthcare sector have had our shares of hectic schedules. How many coffee breaks and lunches have we skipped just to get all our work done for the day? We have stopped counting. Most times we feel we are robbed of precious hours that we could have spent somewhere with our families or just for “me” time. Organizational stress usually happens due to overload brought about by change.

Success Rolls Down the Stream: The Senior Management at Collective Buy-In Part I

Success Rolls Down the Stream: The Senior Management at Collective Buy-In Part I

Enforcing change as part of process improvement is one thing, and getting people to change the way they think and act to embrace the change is another. The latter is such a humongous to an almost impossible task for the senior management. Getting employee buy-in becomes like chasing the end of a rainbow.

Centralized Knowledge Hub: A Powerful Tool to Achieve Organizational Success

Centralized Knowledge Hub: A Powerful Tool to Achieve Organizational Success

Maintaining centralized document management in healthcare is a necessity if you want to get through an audit. A manager who is unable to locate a relevant document can be viewed as incompetent and disorganized by surveyors during the accreditation process.  Do you ever contemplate how to improve your organization’s document management system?

Is it Time to Ditch your Traditional Year-end Performance Appraisals?

Is it Time to Ditch your Traditional Year-end Performance Appraisals?

Have you ever received or completed a performance evaluation that had no meaning or input regarding how you or your employee was actually performing? In the last ten years, organizational functions that are responsible for performance management and employee evaluations have taken a step back and re-evaluated their approaches to this process.

The Middle Child (Manager) Syndrome in Healthcare

The Middle Child (Manager) Syndrome in Healthcare

Are you a charge nurse? A Recruitment Manager? A laboratory head? Or do you know someone who is?

These are the leaders who are in the middle management. They are not CEO’s and directors. They are not staff either. But they stand somewhere in between these extreme levels in the hierarchy. While it’s true that being in the position carries with itself some prestige, honor and a pay grade higher than those of the staff, lives of middle managers aren’t at all that easy.

Empowering Healthcare Leaders with the Right Management Tools

Empowering Healthcare Leaders with the Right Management Tools

When you think of the word health care, what comes to mind?  I bet that there will be myriad answers.  Why? Because the health care as an industry is expansive.  Health care has always been a complex inter-weaving of providers, patients, consumers, regulations, and job-related functions from organizational shareholders within a company to employees completing direct task related job responsibilities.

Here’s a Symptom Checker for your Internal Communication System

Here’s a Symptom Checker for your Internal Communication System

 

Internal communication.

It is the web that holds everything in an organization together. Sending and receiving meaningful messages is integral to an organization as air is vital to human survival. It is the bottom line of all systems, processes, and workflows. It is the common connection that keeps people working together. Here's a symptom checker for your internal communication system to see where your organization stands.

Making Organizational Change? Prep Good with Collaboration Tools

Making Organizational Change? Prep Good with Collaboration Tools

There cannot be positive change unless a group of dedicated people act accordingly and work strongly towards a single vision. If we are to make one thing as a common denominator that would highly benefit transformation efforts, I would have to say look into the advantages of collaboration tools. What qualities should you be looking for in a collaboration tool? 

Doing Employee Recognition the Right Way

Doing Employee Recognition the Right Way

The power of employee recognition in achieving organizational excellence is universally recognized in many types of organizations. Recognition drives productivity and reinforces and rewards positive behaviors and outcomes. The primary purpose of employee recognition is to foster engagement and to see tasks and accomplishments that garnered credit repeatedly done over time. It creates a clear picture of the right culture that leads to the attainment of goals. Having recognition programs is not enough. There are ways on how to properly recognize employees. 

5 Qualities Your Healthcare Organization Can’t Do Without

5 Qualities Your Healthcare Organization Can’t Do Without

Working in the healthcare industry is a big challenge. But what makes having a job in this industry extra special? The dynamism and hypercomplexity of healthcare organizations are major factors. Know about the qualities needed to become a high-reliability organization amidst these challenges.