I suspect, outside of pain relief comments, the thing that patients at the clinic often say is "It feels so good here, the vibe is great!" We've also heard "So much laughter and joy with all of you" "You sound as though you're having so much fun"
Six months in since our opening and we are really happy to receive these comments, it means our plan is working! Like most others we have all experienced the less than joyful, if not downright negative places of employment. It becomes an overwhelming task just to walk in to work everyday. From a health point of view we know how detrimental that can be.
As health practitioners we know the importance of feeling good! All those endorphins and chemicals released in the body when feeling joy, are much healthier than excess stress hormones. Stress and dis-ease go hand in hand and can wreak havoc on body, mind and soul. Unfortunately, we see the effects often in the work that we do. It's part of why we exist. Patients are looking to relieve the effects stress has had on their body and we have the skills, knowledge and expertise to help them.
With the amount of time that you spend at work, and the energy that goes into your job, are you working in a space filled with positive vibes, as we are? Did you know that a postive workplace culture spills over into other areas of your life, not just while you're on the job?
Creating a joyful workplace culture needs to be an active and ongoing project that is contributed to by all that work in a space. We have been lucky in that all 6 staff members are willing to be a part of creating that energy.
With each of us bringing something different to the table we realize how important it is that we feel good coming to work, that laughter is healing and creating good vibes is essential. In actively cultivating joy in our workspace we increase our good health, plus increase the postive energy we share with you, our patients. It's a selfcare activity that spreads out to benefit others! It also makes our patients smile, and that is priceless.
What steps do you take in helping to create a joyful workplace culture where you work?