Do you have examples of co-creative problem-solving? Maybe catching mistakes BEFORE they happen? Can you envision or have you experienced a culture where staff feel excited coming into work each day? And gratified, even when tired at the end of the most days?
How would conflicts be managed and what kind of benefits would they offer if respect was everywhere? How is would this be reflected in patient experience or staff turnover?
I have a grandiose vision that when we (all of us working in healthcare) are getting along respectfully and the work we do is respected (this includes enough resources to do things properly) that we can have a positive impact on every single issue we face in healthcare. Do you think this is a reasonable premise? How do you think such issues as safety, patient experience, workplace violence, wasted resources, staff turnover would be affected?
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