(e)Merging Practice Growth Trends:
Free Healthcare Webinar: Reap Multiple Benefits from Team Building Workshops
If done right, team building workshops not only create a
more cohesive staff, they boost morale and amplify productivity. And as HR
Specialist Kellie Eisenhauer will share in her free webinar next month, a DISC
assessment workshop can also bring to light your employee's behavioral
tendencies so you can learn how to successfully mentor, coach, manage and
"Everyone participating in this webinar will take a free DISC
assessment so I can teach them the importance of this behavioral evaluation and
how using it in a workshop can accomplish multiple goals."
The DISC assessment is a 24-question online survey that can
be taken in about ten minutes. It produces a personalized report detailing the
respondent's behavior, including their preferred work style and atmosphere, traits
that can be of value to your organization, their preferred methods of
communication, how to adapt when you are speaking with them, how they view
themselves and others and keys to their motivation and management.
"I initially use the assessment to help employees and
management better understand each other," adds Eisenhauer. "Then I encourage
management to take a deeper look at the reports so they can understand how to
approach each of their staff in conflict resolution, leadership development,
retention strategy and performance plans."
Linsey Grams is Director of Public Relations at (e)Merge.
"We all did the DISC assessment workshop here at (e)Merge. I now better
understand how my colleagues work, what drives them, how to communicate with
them, and also why I work and operate the way I do. That understanding has made
our daily business operations more fluid and effective."
This free webinar takes place May 5th at 12:30 central
time. Office managers, HR professionals, hospital administrators and other
management can register here until May 3rd.
Jamie Verkamp has been out and about speaking to a variety
of groups this month. She spent some
time with MGMA Minnesota for their annual conference and focused on new
marketing initiatives and opportunities for practices to take advantage of
using social media as a marketing tool. There has been a large demand for this
topic and an increasing amount on interest in how healthcare organizations can
properly utilize social media. Social
media started out as a fun and innovative marketing tool, and now that more
healthcare organizations are jumping on the social media bandwagon we have
realized that many have no rhyme or reason to their social media strategy. There are lots of opinions out there and
miscommunications on how practices should engage online. With a plethora of social media resources out
there, we would like to encourage practice leaders to take some time to do
their research and get their information form educated sources. Below is a list of resources your practice
can use when developing or modifying your healthcare organization's social
Put it into Practice!
If you wrote your social media strategy 2 years
ago, keep in mind that the social media realm is constantly changing. You
should be revising your social media strategy frequently to keep up with the
Many practices do not have the resources to
assign all social media duties to one person. Get your employees engaged with
your social media strategy. Pull together a handful of employees and have them
serve as the social media committee, put each of them in charge of research and
divide up the social media responsibilities.
Make it your goal to get the committee together at least once per
quarter to re-evaluate the strategy and improve current processes.
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