Imagine a world in which you:

Fly into work fired up with excitement

Are surrounded by team members empowered to use their superhero powers to treat pets and their people

Always have plenty of résumés to review because everyone wants to be a hero at your practice

Look forward to online reviews because your clients can’t help but share how much they love you and your practice

Suggest a change and your team is excited to support you with their dynamic and creative ideas

Commit to supporting your team members on their self-driven quest for continual improvement

Sound too super to be true? Check out what AAHA has created to help you reach your new reality. 

AAHA’s Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative aims to help veterinary teams create work environments that foster overall wellbeing. You know that compassion fatigue, burnout, stress, and anxiety seem to plague the profession. What you may not know is that many studies and surveys are pointing to poor communication and negative work dynamics as contributing factors.

It’s almost impossible to be happy, productive, and engaged in an unhealthy culture. Studies show that disengaged teams are less invested in their work and will consistently underperform. 

Healthy practice cultures, however, create engaged and happy employees who “show up with their capes on.” According to Curt Coffman and Kathie Sorensen, PhD, authors of Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch, engaged employees “consistently perform at significantly higher levels across outcome measures. They enthusiastically drive productive relationships with customers and associates. Continuous improvement and innovation are a personal quest.” 

The tools and resources that make up AAHA’s Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative will help you and your team be the superheroes you’ve wanted to be by cultivating happy, more engaged team members who deliver a client and patient experience that consistently exceeds expectations.

Put on your cape and unleash the power of your team. Find out where your practice stands and how to take the next step to greatness at aaha.org/culture.

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