eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 6: The Effects of not focusing on the team you already have.

There is a lot of discussions about attracting new medical lab professionals to the field, but what can we do to keep the ones we already have?

In today’s episode of eLABorate Topics podcast, we are going to discuss the effects of not focusing on our current team members.

Lona discussed the many ways it is costing your lab if you do not get out of crisis mode of just hiring and not focus on your current team.

Lona discussed in details ways it is costing your lab.

1.       Financial cost

2.       Decrease productivity

3.       Increase Turnaround Times

4.       Reduce lab reputation

5.       Lack of attention to important ”low priority” activities

6.       Increase team conflicts

7.       Burn out

8.       Increase Errors

9.       Reduce staff engagement

Lona discussed ways to mitigate these costs and focus on the current team.

Listen to the full episode to find out the details on why it is important to get out of crisis mode of just hiring and focus on the current team we have.


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