By Chioma Okehie
The management of Child Care and Wellness Clinic headed by Dr. Yashua Alkali Hamza, consultant paediatrician on the 1st of February decided in their retreat at Abuja to honour staff who participated in the maiden Innovative mind challenge, which is aimed at improving and promoting health care outcomes.
The retreat among other things would help to refocus employees, encourage team building, help to reflect on what worked, what hasn’t worked and how to address discrepancies going forward.
Gaining a true understanding of the patients’ perspective also enables CWC management to better appreciate the work of their physicians, nurses and other caregivers. CWC Management is inspired by their abilities, commitment and compassion to do right to all those they serve. There is a selflessness and sensibility not found anywhere else except by those who care for people when they are at their most vulnerable. Management is grateful for their insight, their passion and the way they help the hospital keep an eye on what is important.
What really matters in the workplace is helping employees feel appreciated.”
Employee recognition is the timely, informal or formal acknowledgement of a person’s or team’s behavior, effort or business result that supports the organization’s goals and values, and which has clearly been beyond normal expectations.
Appreciation is a fundamental human need. Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued by others. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.
Praise and recognition are essential to an outstanding workplace. People want to be respected and valued by others for their contribution. Everyone feels the need to be recognized as an individual or member of a group and to feel a sense of achievement for work well done or even for a valiant effort. Everyone wants a ‘pat on the back’ to make them feel good.
This was the case yesterday, when three people were recognized by management, for suggesting projects that are cost effective and can run on the available space. The management, thanked all the teams for being part of the challenge.
Among the winners are 3rd place, Dr David folarinsho, 2nd place, Nurse Abimbola Adams and 1st place was taken by Dr Arinze. Certificates and cash prizes were awarded.
During an interview with the CEO she stated that CWC is looking at reducing the spate of medical tourism in Nigeria by expanding the scope of care in their facilites.
Dr Monisola ogunsanya, the MD of CWC said the retreat apart from focusing on improved patient care also is geared towards promoting staff overall wellbeing in order to be able to deliver adequate care to patients.