The physician medical practices are focused on reducing turnover costs, but more importantly, they are focused on keeping top performers – They accomplish this goal by taking positive steps to engage their employees.
According to the Gallup organization, employers have three types of employees:
Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their employer. They drive innovation and move the organization forward.
Not-Engaged employees are essentially "checked-out." They're sleepwalking through their workday, putting in time – but not energy and passion – into their work.
Actively Disengaged employees aren't just unhappy at work – they're busy acting out their unhappiness. Every day, these workers undermine waht their engaged co-workers accomplish.
I have observed that leaders in many physician medical practices fail to implement initiatives that go a long way in supporting and retaining their engaged employees (top talent). Many physician practices also lack the commitment to outplace the actively disengaged employees. Remember this – your best performers EXPECT YOU to get your poor performers out of the way.
So as you start this new year as yourself: Does it make sense to get rid of the deadwood?