staff morale - page 2

:confused: I work in a department with a staff of about 30- over the past year there has been a notable increase in back stabbing, negetivity, and poor staff morale. Any suggestions on how to... Read More

  1. by   CashewLPN
    http://www.frederick.k12.va.us/jwh/f...philosophy.htm

    here's a link... hopefully it'll help

    --Barbara
  2. by   Stargazer
    Never seen that before. Thanks, Barbara!
  3. by   Little One2
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    I work on a unit with tremendously bad morale right about now
    but the funny thing is, we have all bonded together in a "misery loves company" kinda way, and the actual nurse vs nurse stuff is practically non existant, it feels good, problem is there are always those few sticklers that are too busy kissing patootie to join in the good fight....
    we have gotten together socially more often now , potlucks at night, informal meetings, emails etc, so despite the negative work environment , I feel more now than ever that I can depend on the nurses I am working with...
    sometimes BS does make excellent fertilizer , the lovliest of things can grow while surrounded by S*it
    I am with you there wendy! (I totally agree), :kiss
  4. by   sjoe
    But Wendy, don't you see that the basic dynamic in the patterns you describe ("us" vs. "sticklers" and the "misery people" vs. "situation") is exactly the same. Why do you all require an enemy to work together? Wouldn't it be more functional if you worked together in order to accomplish a positive task?

    So long as this basic dynamic rules, an enemy will always be required. Everyone will get a turn to be "the enemy," guaranteed, if they stick around long enough.

    IMHO.
  5. by   hapeewendy
    Originally posted by sjoe
    But Wendy, don't you see that the basic dynamic in the patterns you describe ("us" vs. "sticklers" and the "misery people" vs. "situation") is exactly the same. Why do you all require an enemy to work together? Wouldn't it be more functional if you worked together in order to accomplish a positive task?

    So long as this basic dynamic rules, an enemy will always be required. Everyone will get a turn to be "the enemy," guaranteed, if they stick around long enough.

    IMHO.

    well at this point things are too fargone and I'm tired of fighting the good fight at this particular place, so I band with the people I enjoy working with and care about and get the job done...
    I wont be working here forever ,and my attempts to change things have done little more than cause my U/A to view me as a troublemaker and inflict miserable scheduling upon my poor soul .. so I'm done for now, some battles are worth fighting for , and others you just cant win...
    my post speaks volumes about how low our morale really is ....
    its not meant to be so negative but fact is fact
    it helps ME to know that my co workers feel the same and that I am supported by them, thats why I posted about feeling good that we bonded together..
  6. by   Little One2
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    helps ME to know that my co workers feel the same and that I am supported by them, thats why I posted about feeling good that we bonded together..
    Hey, Wendy,

    Well, when we worked together, I felt the same way you do. That is why night shift went by so well. We all worked together. Yet during the day shift, there was a lack of team work effort and a lot of politics to deal with.

    Good luck with your job hunting - remember patience is a virtue.

    :kiss
  7. by   CseMgr1
    I wish we could have shared governance where I work. We're not allowed to meet informally. I think that is one of the reasons morale is so low and we're losing so many nurses. It's us vs. them, and the people we work for make it very clear that we work for THEM. Be a good girl (or boy), stay in your cube, keep your mouths SHUT and DO YOUR WORK, they tell us...
    I wonder who is going to do their work, when they walk in one morning, and hear nothing but crickets =)
  8. by   Stargazer
    You're not allowed to meet informally? Since when does an employer control what you do and with whom you socialize during off-work hours?
  9. by   Freshman RN
    Start passing out Jokes. There is a million of them out there.
  10. by   Lab
    You are not allowed to meet informally? What type of facility are you employed by?

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