How does my work and the work of my area influence what is happening throughout the Region?  For some of us, it is hard to see that connection daily.

The reality is it’s not clear how we share our challenges and our ideas for solutions with our managers, how that is shared with to senior leaders, and how those ideas result in actual system change. We know we need to strengthen the way we engage and talk with each other.

Team Seven, led by Marianne Maiboll, is the newest team contributing to the success of the Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge, and they are tackling this very issue.  

The newest team of the Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge is Team 7, which will work on staff and physician engagement.

The newest team of the Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge is Team 7, which will work on staff and physician engagement.

The team is building a framework using three areas as starting point: emergency, general medicine units, and home care. The idea is help improve visibility walls to make these connections among staff, while at the same time give managers and employees the tools they need to talk and engage with each other, generate ideas and help translate ideas into real system change.

Trials of the walls and the supporting tools will take place in these areas over the next 90 days to create a standardized process that can be rolled out to the whole organization.

The end goal is to ensure every staff member, on any given day, is able to understand what the organization as a whole is trying to accomplish, how the system is making progress or encountering barriers. Using this information, the teams at their huddles can discuss their ideas and plan to help achieve the overall goals while improving patient/resident/client care.

For more stories and information about the Better Every Day 14 Day Challenge, visit www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/news.