Thursday, January 31, 2008
Something to do during stand-up
During the daily stand-up meeting (a.k.a. department head), assign each person to go 2 or 3 tasks in the facility that will only take 5-7 minutes total to complete. Tasks could include returning an empty oxygen tank to the tank holder out back, cleaning up a messy sink area, helping a CNA with rounds, or getting a resident a cup of coffee. Put each task on a card and have each person draw a couple. Everybody participates -- no exceptions. This will do a lot for improving staff morale.