Workplace Safety Event Examines Tool to Build Joy in Work; Follow-up Meeting Planned

Healthcare professionals statewide gathered virtually Jan. 28 for an MHA Workplace Safety event that focused on implementing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) new resource, Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The guide builds on the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work and includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response. The aim is to build a longer-term foundation to sustain joy in work for healthcare employees. Leaders are encouraged to use all opportunities to frequently communicate with team members — using brief in-person huddles, electronic methods or other approaches — to promote staff well-being.

The event concluded by providing participants with next steps to test in their organizations. A follow-up meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. March 25 to discuss their experience, successes and barriers to implementing the tool. Online registration is available, and members who missed the Jan. 28 event are invited to participate to learn more about the guide.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.