When it comes to the idea of work not being a job or career, but a calling, Abby Down is the perfect example.
All too often, we see the performance of good employees suffer as their morale and motivation gets dragged down by others. If left unaddressed, these negative influencers can kill a practice culture. The high performing employees leave for better opportunities, while the remaining employees figure out that if bad behavior is tolerated, then why try harder?
If you’re thinking it’s “free” or “new,” that may have once been true in the world of marketing. But what I’m talking about is much bigger.
Many practices tell me they have a difficult time recruiting great employees. The problem may lie in where you are looking! In recent travels I have met rockstar employees that all have one thing in common: they were recruited from outside of healthcare.
We touched on some key issues facing medical practices in how we treat patients.
A year into the pandemic, most of us have figured out new routines when it comes to work as well as home life. But what hasn’t escaped is the emotional toll that’s been exacted, something that exists between the joy of life at one end of the spectrum and outright depression at the other: the feeling of “meh.”
I’ve long been an admirer of online retailer Zappos and what they accomplished to create a unique and vibrant culture for employees. When their leader and CEO Tony Hsieh passed away several months ago, I hadn’t given much thought to what his absence would mean for the future of the employee culture. In this blog post I take some insights from this company and its recent change in leadership, to question how medical practices can measure and strengthen their own internal culture.