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Interactions between team members can have a big impact on performance and outcomes. Disrespect and hostility can create a threatening environment and hinder collaboration and productivity. In a medical setting, it could literally be a life-or-death situation.
The Civility Saves Lives movement aims to raise awareness about the importance of behaviour and promote a culture of civility. By showing respect and support towards each-other, teams can enhance their performance, deliver better outcomes, and provide a healthier and kinder path towards personal growth.
In this episode, Dr Chris Turner, co-founder of the Civility Saves Lives movement, demonstrates how we can create an environment where civility is valued, information is freely shared, and everyone feels empowered to contribute. By taking the time to show respect – and to address disrespect without offering judgement – we can make a positive difference in the workplace and improve outcomes for teams and patients.
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Reasons to listen
- To understand the importance of civility and its role in improving team performance and patient outcomes.
- To learn about the effects of incivility on individuals and their ability to think and perform under high-pressure situations.
- To find out about the origins of the Civility Saves Lives movement, and its impact on behaviour in healthcare.
Civility Saves Lives
The minimum unit of performance is the team
Setting an environment for people to speak
What happens when we’re scared of being wrong
How hostile behaviour impacts teams
How rudeness affects trust
We don’t go to work to be unpleasant
Knowing that someone’s got you
How to give feedback
Curiosity’s role when giving difficult feedback
How to avoid the drama triangle
Understanding cultural context
Accepting uninvited criticism
How to take difficult feedback
The act of saying sorry
Chris’ top tips
[00:00:00] Rachel: What is the true cost of a hostile work environment? In a high stakes job, like medicine. It could be the patient’s life. If you work in an environment where you don’t feel safe to call out a potential mistake, or even ask a question, this can be incredibly stressful and potentially dangerous. And what if you witnessed someone being rude or disrespectful? Is it your responsibility to deal with it, or is there a chance you could make life harder for the people involved? [00:00:33] In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Chris Turner, a consultants…