Healthcare workers have been through the wringer in the last two years. There is a cloud hanging over the industry with the spread of COVID-19 and all of its variants. So what can you do as a manager to make the culture of your workplace better? Just a few mindset shifts can change the whole attitude around your office or department. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
The risk of burnout is high among healthcare professionals. One of the most important things you can do as management in a medical environment is encourage breaks. It’s not uncommon for healthcare workers to feel so overwhelmed that they avoid taking meal breaks or other short breaks, but they should feel empowered and encouraged to do it. This also extends to vacation time entirely away from the workplace to rest and recharge.
Invest in Career Development
A significant concern for many employees today is a lack of mobility in their careers. To improve the overall satisfaction of your healthcare staff, be sure to provide career development opportunities. New technology and techniques are always involved, so not only does this increase employee satisfaction, but it also gives you added value in the workplace.
Create a Culture of Gratitude
Did you know that simply saying “Thank You” improves your mood? And if it improves your mood as the person expressing gratitude, it also enhances the mood of the person being thanked. Gratitude can shift entire perspectives in the workplace. You’ll notice that the more you say it to your team, the more they say it to one another, which can help boost morale across the board.
Make Work/Life Balance a Priority
It’s also essential that you recognize your healthcare team as complete employees with rich lives outside the workplace. It can be challenging to leave work at the office when what you do is so emotionally taxing, but it’s also critical to mental wellbeing. Provide resources for your staff to process their feelings and feel better about leaving the workplace to spend time at home.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
Sometimes, the best way to support your staff is to hire additional help. By working with a staffing provider specializing in healthcare placements, you can rely on recruiters to help you find top talent in specialized areas. Other staff can take the burden off your team to focus on the tasks at hand and be more satisfied with their overall work experience.
Are you looking for healthcare talent to add to your team? Contact Fortus Healthcare Resources today.