In his new book Blind Spot: The global rise of unhappiness and how leaders missed it Gallup CEO Jon Clifton writes that workers who strongly believe their organization cares about their well-being are:
> 69% less likely to actively search for a new job.
> 5 times more likely to strongly advocate for their companies
as a place to work.
> 71% less likely to report experiencing burnout.
Unfortunately, many surveys – including healthcare leader surveys I’ve conducted – show that most frontline workers do not think their organization makes a priority of their mental health and emotional well-being.
This coming Wednesday I’ll be sharing practical strategies for addressing this challenge in an AMN Healthcare webinar on Fostering a Culture of Emotional Safety in Healthcare. Registration is free at this link – please join us. More important, please encourage leaders in your organization to join us.
Journal article on building a culture of emotional safety
The current edition of the journal Nursing Management includes this article in which my coauthors and I distinguish between psychological safety and emotional safety, and explain why both are essential for just culture. We outline 4 downsides of an excessive focus on accountability, explain why healthcare organizations should move toward a culture of ownership, and share 9 practical strategies for building such a culture.
The article is specific to healthcare but the general principles apply across the board to every organization – including yours. You can read and/or download the article here:
The next Culture of Ownership Leadership Academy (COLAcademy) will be April 5-7, 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To assure an immersive and interactive experience, attendance is limited to 12 organizations each sending a team of 2 people. Six of the 12 are already spoken for so please let me know soon if you’d like me to hold one for you.
My goal is to prepare every participant to be a Spark Plug for positive culture change where they work. Check comments from participants in the inaugural event on page 2 of the flyer. Then contact me.