Building a Culture of Recognition in Healthcare: 3 Strategies for Taking Care of Your Professionals – and the Patients They Serve

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, but the lessons learned are invaluable in creating a more human workplace. One thing is for certain: Human connection is more important than ever, and employees want to be seen, appreciated, and valued. 

This makes the newest Workhuman® survey results even more surprising. Out of more than 1,000 responses from U.S. workers, we found that nearly half (48%) had only sometimes, rarely, or never received a “thank you” from their employer and/or colleagues. 

The healthcare industry moves quickly. Taking care of multiple patients, updating charts, and working on countless other tasks can make it difficult to slow down and remember to say “thank you” for a job well done – but that’s what physicians, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals and medical staff need.

It’s about creating a culture of appreciation and recognition. To help kick-start the journey to a more human workplace, here are three strategies to help you create a culture of recognition at your organization.

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