How Your Hospital Can Avoid Nomination as a Great Place to Work 

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Are hospitals ranked according to employee happiness?

By Robert EH Khoo MD FRCS FACS  http://www.colondoc.com

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Earlier this month I read a Wall Street Journal article about Zeynep Ton’s Good Jobs Index. Who is Zeynep Ton? She is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management who has ranked retailers on employee happiness. This was so positive. It was good to hear about businesses concerned about employee happiness and not just about profits and shareholders.

Two weeks later I was dismayed to read about the bruising work environment at Amazon in the New York Times. The article described a work environment toxic to workers overseen by a CEO who has blind to this view.

I was curious. I work in a hospital. Are hospitals ranked according to employee happiness? My health system is recognized as a Great Place to Work and the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Last year I left a hospital that was an ideal model of health care in the President’s eyes. Time Magazine had published two articles about that hospital. Yet my experience there as an employee was closer to the abusive atmosphere the New York Times detailed about Amazon.

I imagine that my old workplace could continue avoiding accolades from its employees by following these 14 steps:

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How Your Hospital Can Avoid A Nomination as a Great Place to Work 

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