Numerous studies across a variety of industries find that rudeness negatively impacts creativity, performance, and team morale. Not to mention, it increases employee turnover and drives customers away. Apply those consequences to the high-risk, high-stress environment of healthcare delivery (where we face a shortage of doctors and high competition for patients), and the implications are concerning.
Shifting mindsets to create a high-functioning emergency department team is about much more than setting metric goals. In fact, that is a very small part of the effort. Most of the meaningful and effective work is listening, aligning your team around a shared mission, educating your team on the importance of the metrics, and engaging the team in setting goals and creating a strategy to improve performance.