Can you believe that 2016 is right around the corner? While you’re planning your holiday dinners, gift giving guides, and New Year’s Eve parties, consider what you need to bring to your business in January. This December, spend some time think about the top New Year’s resolutions you can make to improve your facility, enhance patient satisfaction, and engage your employees. The countdown for 2016 begins now!
Review Your Roster
The most important thing for any manager is to make sure that you have the right people in the right places within your organization. Maybe you’re a new manager who has inherited a team. Did you know that you don’t have to keep everyone in the same position they were in when you took over? Evaluate how they fit into the organization and make changes based on their skills and interests.
One of the biggest challenges for any healthcare organization is to realize that there may be tasks that are simply not as important as others. Is your team current expending their energy on projects that aren’t as necessary? Have an honest look at the tasks that your staff is responsible for and make changes in your priority levels.
Your team also wants to hear from you. If you only respond to them when there are problems or a crisis they will not be as likely to confide in you as a manager. You want to give positive feedback when people are doing a good job. You also want to make sure you provide any corrective feedback as it is needed, and only to the individual. Often managers will make sweeping policies or host meetings to call attention to problems, but ultimately this only exacerbates the situation.
Focus on Retention
Another big priority for managers in 2016 should be ensuring that your current team is happy and engaged. You want to focus on keeping your great staff so they aren’t looking for better opportunities elsewhere. Evaluate your salary plans, your recognition program, and added benefits that could help. You want your key players to stay, so provide incentives.
Looking to Hire in 2016?
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