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I recently had to have some work done on my garage so I moved my kayak out across the driveway onto the grass. It was there for 3 days. It took just 3 days for the grass to become withered and jaundiced under the boat’s shadow.
People are like that. Without the sunlight of acknowledgment, appreciation, and meaningful recognition for their work, they wither and lose their color.
Some of the so-called quiet quitting that’s going on today isn’t a result of people being lazy or burned out or not caring. It’s because they aren’t being seen – they aren’t being acknowledged or appreciated or recognized by the people who are supposed to be their leaders.
That is why I’m a huge fan of The DAISY Foundation. DAISY is a proven way to celebrate nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse teams with with meaningful recognition. Check out their beautiful new website.
There are now more than 6,000 DAISY hospitals and other healthcare organizations in 40 different countries. Over 2.5 million nurses have been nominated for DAISY Awards, and more than 250,000 have been honored with Healer’s Touch sculptures.
In nurse surveys I’ve conducted, over 90% of respondents reported that DAISY has had a positive impact on the culture of their organization and over 95% of DAISY honorees reported that the award was one of the highlights of their career.
DAISY and other forms of meaningful recognition are the sunshine that brings joy back into the work, puts spark back into quiet quitters, and chases away the fog of disengagement and emotional negativity.
I will be introducing an expanded second edition of my book How The DAISY Foundation has Influenced the Global Healthcare Landscape at the ANCC Magnet and Pathway to Excellence Conference in Chicago this October. Let me know if you’re planning to be there and I’ll set aside a copy for you – but only while supplies last.