Creating staff engagement in healthcare facilities

July 17, 2019

One disengaged employee can cost an organization up to 40 percent of their annual salary, according to a survey conducted by Gallup Inc.

Small adjustments to team communications and daily routines — like proactive rounding, planning for the work ahead and collecting data on work orders — can help increase a facilities management department’s value, morale and standing in the organization, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

Disengagement can also destroy interdepartmental relationships and impact employees from the top down if management is also disconnected, the article said

A value formula — consisting of data, employee engagement and communication — can help put facilities management teams on the path to successful partnerships.

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