2021 was not really different from 2020 in terms of future-gazing analysis, predictions, or speculations. Yes, it was the year of the vaccine, but the world battled a devastating second (or third, depending on where you live in the world) coronavirus wave. But if you don’t want 2022 to be a sequel to 2020 or 2021, here are a few things to remember:
Risks and returns are peas in the same pod; you need to come out of your comfort zone and also push your boundaries further. Risk-taking is rarely encouraged in the corporate world – executives prefer staying in line because it is safe. But COVID changed it all – it has forced us all to untrain ourselves and do things differently.
Mind you, we’re not encouraging gambling or daredevilry. Taking calculated risks involves trusting your gut, but only after carefully weighing the pros and cons. Rather than taking every risk presented, it makes sense to train the mind to take intelligent and educated risks. You may succeed or fail – but irrespective of the consequences, what you learn will shape you and influence how you deal with trials moving forward.
It’s easy to think about the impact others have on us and how they cause problems or difficulties. But given the current times we live in, it’s important to pause and rethink how our behavior impacts other staff members. Resilient leaders also walk in the shoes of their employees and customers and are genuinely empathetic. They also own the narrative and are transparent about the current situation – while also painting a positive picture of the future to inspire others. Your attitude could be the benchmark for everyone else to mimic.
How you communicate with others can affect staff morale, even in times of social distancing and mask-wearing.
Leaders that demonstrate integrity earn the trust of colleagues and other staff members. This involves accepting criticism with an open mind and not being afraid of the truth. You must take a stand regarding things you believe in to command loyalty from the team. Hospitals across the US are now functioning under extraordinary pressure – executives must develop a positive role model and relationship to demonstrate the importance of maintaining a service that supports people when they’re at their lowest.
CPD is important to ensure healthcare staff practice safely and effectively. You can’t survive as an industry by relying on phrases like ‘but we have always done things this way.’ An agile and resilient team is confident and better equipped to provide high-quality care and services.
If you’re a CEO and interested in growing a business, it’s important that you allow team members to flourish and help them fulfill their talent. Hiring people who’re smarter than you help delegate work confidently so that you can focus on other important things. It ultimately improves patient care and ensures that healthcare facilities operate at the highest level.
Effective leaders always reappraise their steps to gain clarity and look if they could have done things differently. It makes you better prepared for future problems. And while you do this, take a step back and look back at how you handled the staffing shortage in 2021. Call us at 9259488749 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll tell you how you could change things in 2022.