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A 2019 survey by Speakap reports that culture is important to 79% of US employees and that respect and fairness, trust and integrity are listed as most important attributes. Of the survey, 55% said they would leave their current job for a better workplace culture. Organizational culture is the essential element in meeting healthcare goals, according to Stephen Swensen, MD, Professor Emeritus at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. “Culture, more than anything else, drives performance,” he says. According to the NEJM Catalyst Insights Reports, culture within healthcare organizations is changing for the better with 59% moving in the right direction, while 41% are remaining with status quo or going in the wrong direction. And yet, 70% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, according to Gallup and other polls.
Over the years I have worked with people in many industries, including healthcare, high-tech, professional services and the federal government--to name a few. Though most people like their jobs or career choice, a common underlying theme is stress, anxiety, lack of work life balance, insensitive leaders and unreasonable pressure and expectations. People describe feelings of not being heard, not being valued, not being respected and most of all, not believing things can improve. Many people are feeling resigned to that is just the way it is, and they will endure while they are secretly looking for something else. Everyone at all levels describe fear of rejection, humiliation, failure or not being included, wanted or loved.