Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Supporting your staff and boosting resilience

Between the struggles of COVID-19 and the constant supply challenges, the past two years have been exhausting for healthcare workers.

A survey conducted on the mental health of healthcare professionals showed that 48% of health care professionals considered retiring, quitting, or changing careers while an even larger number of staff experienced feeling burnt out1.  As challenges continue to emerge in the healthcare industry, it is important to proactively bolster the health and wellbeing of your staff. Here are some tips to consider when supporting your staff and boosting resilience2:

  • Be mindful of your staff’s duties: Cleaning protocols may add on new responsibilities to an already heavy workload.
  • Keep open communication: Be open to hearing staff concerns or feedback and encourage the use of available employee assistance programs.
  • Encourage breaks: With additional emotional stress in the current environment, be flexible with scheduling when possible and encourage breaks to give staff time to regroup. 
  • Be vulnerable: Leadership needs to model vulnerability and be open about their struggles to encourage staff take advantage of employee resources1.

To see more insights on the healthcare industry and supply chain strategies, visit our Supply Chain Center.

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