Peer feedback

  1. Hi! Trying come up with some simple ways to show appreciation for fellow coworkers on the unit floor. One floor did high fives, paper hands with name of person and what stood out about them! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Amanda
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  3. by   Wiggly Litchi
    That's not a bad idea!

    Chat bubbles, hearts etc. are pretty common that I've seen. My fiance's hospital uses smiley faces, which look awesome as they're all pinned to one of the walls in the Radiology break room
  4. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Ahopkins81
    Hi! Trying come up with some simple ways to show appreciation for fellow coworkers on the unit floor. One floor did high fives, paper hands with name of person and what stood out about them! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Amanda
    I suggest a simple "Thank you." to any appreciated colleague. One hospital I worked at did the little written messages and oh boy ...that caused a LOT of conflict. Everyone noticed every little detail. "Bob" wrote a message to "Sally" and "Greg", but not to "Lucy" ...or maybe Lucy got a message, too ...but it wasn't as enthusiastic as the others. What a freakin' mess! There were lots of hard feelings and even some tears.
  5. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I suggest a simple "Thank you." to any appreciated colleague. One hospital I worked at did the little written messages and oh boy ...that caused a LOT of conflict. Everyone noticed every little detail. "Bob" wrote a message to "Sally" and "Greg", but not to "Lucy" ...or maybe Lucy got a message, too ...but it wasn't as enthusiastic as the others. What a freakin' mess! There were lots of hard feelings and even some tears.
    Tears?! Really?! Wowzers!!

    I kind of like the "be like..." ones I've seen. They are anonymous but still get the message across. For example:

    "Sour Lemon switched assignments without complaining. Be like Sour Lemon". The cards had a stick figure nurse on them. They were pretty cute.


    Where's Davey Do when you need him?
  6. by   JKL33
    "Thank you" and reciprocation.
  7. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Tears?! Really?! Wowzers!!

    I kind of like the "be like..." ones I've seen. They are anonymous but still get the message across. For example:

    "Sour Lemon switched assignments without complaining. Be like Sour Lemon". The cards had a stick figure nurse on them. They were pretty cute.
    Tears. Seriously. It's childish, but so is hanging up high fives on the wall. Some people act like third graders when they're treated like third graders, I guess.
  8. by   Ahopkins81
    @sourlemon your attitude is superb, I'm sure your so well liked on your floor...
  9. by   Sour Lemon
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    @sourlemon your attitude is superb, I'm sure your so well liked on your floor...
    This is a perfect example of how people start acting when the "gold stars" go up ...and a perfect example of what someone tasked with building peer relationships actually thinks.
  10. by   Been there,done that
    If I do something outstanding for a coworker, all I need is a personal thank you.. with maybe a decent cup of coffee.

    Do doctor's give each other gold stars?
  11. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from Ahopkins81
    @sourlemon your attitude is superb, I'm sure your so well liked on your floor...
    Being well liked is not required while working. Patient care is not a popularity contest.

    ** it's you're **
  12. by   psu_213
    One place I worked did something like this. It became pretty obvious that people were using the board to "recognize" their friends. One person even posted "thank you for being such a great sister" to her, well, sister. Most of the other stuff was just recognizing people for doing their job ("thanks for helping with a resident's bath when I was behind"...this was LTC). Not that it is necessarily bad to do that, but it is not really the point of the board.

    I never saw tears, but I did hear some grumbling about it, such as "I always work hard and do whatever I can to help my coworkers, but I never end up on that board." It was nothing extreme, but why even introduce the chance to create resentment. I like the suggestion of buying coffee for a coworker who truly goes above and beyond.

    ETA: To the OP, I do appreciate what your are trying to do--positive feedback is often lacking in this world.
  13. by   Neats
    What we do in our meetings is have a saying that is uplifting. We take turns being responsible for the weeks saying. We then have the rest of the week to let others know what that saying meant to them. Here is an example

    If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. Zig Zigler wrote this.

    We spent the rest of the week reflecting on this quote/words of wisdom and the take away is you have to try, anything you learn from trying is not failure, it is being closer to being more awesome.
  14. by   Kitiger
    We had "Employee of the Month", which worked at first. But then they started trying to include everyone. When everyone gets a participation award, the awards mean less.

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