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Mailing supplies directly to patients turned out to be efficient and popular.
Patients got their supplies faster and easier once this team improved its workflow.
At first, these frontline workers rolled their eyes at UBTs. But their experiences improving performance and teamwork changed their outlook.
From Skeptics to Believers
Eye-rolling at first, then a growing appreciation.
December 7, 2016
Manager Nee Tang cultivates the skills it takes to help workers feel comfortable speaking up.
How to Create a ‘Speak-Up’ Culture
<p>Four ways managers can encourage their employees to feel safe about speaking up.</p>
September 7, 2016
"ALL HERE FOR EACH OTHER": By working together, the pharmacy team built trust and dramatically decreased injuries. Shown here, left to right: Nachelle Walker, Clinical Pharmacy Services manager; Ramee Chambers, a Transitional Care manager; and Chakana Mayo, a pharmacy technician and UFCW Local 770 member who is also the team’s workplace safety champion.
Why We Speak Up
Pharmacy eliminates nearly all workplace injuries.
Chakana Mayo, a pharmacy technician and UFCW Local 770 member, is a workplace safety champion for her team.
On Speaking Up When You're Not the Boss
<p>Get advice from two union members who've done it.</p>
Deashimikia Williams, a member of OPEIU Local 2, is a customer service representative in Maryland.
Dancing the Stress Away
A high-stress department learns to chill.
May 18, 2016
Solving problems together as a team, such as this one in Georgia, can help keep stress and burnout at bay.
From the Desk of Henrietta: Relieve Stress With ‘Yes, and’
Beat burnout through partnership.
May 13, 2016
Hair on Fire? There's Hope
Tips and tools to tame workplace stress.
Regaining control: Shannon Cazinha (left), UBT development consultant, worked with management co-lead Linh Chau (center) and union co-lead Fairy Mills (right) to help their Northwest pharmacy team make improvements that gave members more control over their work.
From Tears to Cheers
How one pharmacy team turned its culture around.
Wendy Watson manages stress through vigorous exercise.
How Managers Manage Stress
Tips for and by frontline leaders.
Katie Richardson, MD, master juggler: pediatrician, director of Physician Experience for the Colorado Permanente Group, the mom of an 11-year-old daughter—and expert stressbuster.
First, Heal Thyself
A physician talks about managing stress.
The Woodland Hills Intensive Care Unit has built a speak up culture with interdisciplinary rounds on patients. As a result, the team has high morale, low turnover—and its patients suffer fewer hospital-acquired infections.
The Three Cs to Success
Consistency, communication, collaboration bring better care.
April 13, 2016
Southern California's Biohazards band, extending partnership tools into music-making.
Around the Regions (Winter 2016)
A sampling of teams across KP.
January 4, 2016