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Using Evidence to Staff Units

September 2, 2013


To organizational psychologists, the decisions hospitals make are often short sighted. When budget cuts are contemplated, nursing is often a target due to its high percentage (around 60%) of operating costs. However, nursing also provides the bulk of patient contact and the mission of any hosptial relates to patient contact. This study is an amazing […]

Happy employees = profitability!

June 8, 2013


From Forbes: “Costco’s most recent quarterly earnings report reveals a fairly healthy eight percent rate of growth in year-on-year sales—including a five percent rise in same store sales. What’s more, with membership fees rising from $459 million in the same quarter last year to $528 million this year, it’s pretty clear that a significant number […]

Pocket Picking isn’t Profitable

April 7, 2011


In light of all the recent news about RIFs and cuts for government workers’ and healthcare workers’ compensation across the nation I thought I would share some Jeffrey Pfeffer wisdom. In his 2007 book “What were they thinking: Unconventional wisdom about management,” Jeffrey Pfeffer devotes a chapter to reductions in labor.   Entitled “Stop picking employees […]

Nursing Leadership: challenging consultants

January 8, 2011


Nursing Leadership, 23(3) 2010: 15-17   Evidence-Based Research in Nursing Administration: The Time Is Now Susan VanDeVelde-Coke excerpt: Nursing Leadership Different models of nursing care delivery were described briefly from nurses working in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Some representatives also discussed the regional mandates to change skill mix, influenced more by economic pressures than […]