Nursing

Blog spotlight: Spark staff motivation with surveys

Nurse Leader Insider, November 10, 2008

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

This week, Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, president and founder of Health Resources Unlimited in Hohenwald, TN, provides some insight on how nurse managers can use surveys to energize staff:

Motivating staff is not a once-a-month or quarterly item on a manager's to-do list. It is a process that requires constant grooming on your part. Understanding that what motivates one person does not necessarily motivate another is a fundamental aspect of your efforts. Setting realistic goals for your motivation efforts keeps the manager from making assumptions about what does and does not work Variety is the key to success and your willingness to incorporate a buffet of motivational strategies will result in positive behaviors.

So, how does a manager know what to put on this buffet table of prompters? Ask your staff!

You can do this through a brief email or survey. Consider these questions for your survey:

  1. What motivator was used at a previous job that would encourage you to become more actively involved in changes at this job?
  2. Which of the following would you include in your top three motivators?
  • Understanding not just what is being asked of me, but why it is important enough for me to care
  • Points toward a higher level as a staff nurse which would result in an increase in pay

Read the entire post and respond with questions or ideas. Now with instant comment capability! There's no need to log on. Just click the comments link and let your voice be heard.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Comments

0 comments on “Blog spotlight: Spark staff motivation with surveys

 

Most Popular