Employee Engagement Tips that Work for Nurses and Healthcare: #1 of 5

Compliment ONE Person today: Presentation at Acadmemy Medical Nurses

Struggling with Employee Engagement and Employee Retention in your Healthcare facility? You are going through the same pain as so many of your fellow travelers in Healthcare and Nursing.

Here I provide five employee engagement and retention tips that do work, yet require little if no monetary investment. These five tips spell the acronym CHAPS, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for all you CHAPS and Chapesses to remember.

The CHAPS concept suggests five simple Micro-Goals that you can achieve every day that will you develop a better level of employee engagement and ultimately improved employee retention

TYour team and staff are probably exhausted from the stress and pressures endured over the past few years. Many are fatigued enough to consider quitting the workplace altogether.

You Can’t Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth. You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

My core belief as an employee engagement speaker and consultant is that most Healthcare professionals and Nurse Leaders cannot significantly impact employee net worth, but literally everyone – managers / leaders / co-workers CAN substantially impact the self worth of employees, direct reports and peers.

In this article we look at the “C” in CHAPS and the Power of a Compliment to enhance the workplace environment but briefly, the  CHAPS Micro-Goals relate to:

C – Compliment one person today. 

H – Hear ‘Thank You’ (See more on Employee Engagement TIps “Hear”)

A – Address colleagues / customers with their name (See more on Address Colleagues with name)

P – Positive words create positive impact (See Video and Article)

S – Smile – as in, Put a smile on someone’s face.

CHAPS Micro-Goal #1: Compliment ONE Person today

The Power of a Compliment in developing and encouraging Employee Engagement.

Here’s a few questions to get the ball rolling!

Is it fair to say that when you receive a compliment from a superior or peer, you feel more motivated and engaged?

Is it also fair to say that when you receive a compliment it generally enhances your perception of the person that provided the compliment?

You’ve probably answered “Yes” to both of those questions.

Now, let’s flip the questions so that it is now you who providing the compliment.

Is it fair to say that when you compliment a work colleague, that colleague is likely to feel more motivated and engaged?

Is it also fair to say that when you compliment a work colleague, it is likely to enhance their perception of you?

Again, you probably answered “Yes.”

So, here is the first basic step that you can take to improve employee engagement and morale. Set yourself a Micro-Goal that “I will compliment one person today.”

When you compliment that one person, what happens? You realize “Hey, I’ve achieved my goal” and ……. the dopamine kicks in. You feel better. But what about the person you have complimented. They obviously will feel better and happier also. It is a win-win situation.

Complimenting someone goes a long way to enhancing a co-worker’s self-worth. When you improve a co-workers self worth, that person is going to feel more motivated and productive.

A more motivated and productive person is a more engaged person. The more engaged your team and workforce is, the better your employee retention numbers will be.

Now, here’s the question for you. Who will you compliment today?

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