LMP Focus Areas

Joy in Work

Is joy in work flaky?

According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), “It’s not flaky and it is possible, all based on science.” IHI has published a white paper around the theory and evidence and dedicates part of its annual conference to a Joy in Work segment.

Joy in work is about connecting with one another and our patients and having a shared purpose. A joyful workforce is engaged and has these achievements to sing about:

  • Fewer medical errors
  • Less waste
  • Higher employee productivity
  • Reduced turnover
  • Better financial performance

Cultivate your joy in work with these resources below.

My joy comes in influencing how our managers communicate with labor partners. How do we continue to genuinely try to partner when things get tough?
Nadean Cacho Director, Unit-Based Teams and Labor Management Partnership Programs (Mid-Atlantic States)
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