The casual atmosphere has also made it easy for new staff members to get to know colleagues. This face-to-face contact has now been incorporated into everyone's daily work flow at Greenville, and people enjoy it, Dotson says.
As a direct result of the flash rounds, Greenville has:
Tips to implement flash rounds
Initially staff members were not excited about the idea of another meeting. However, they now believe the 15 minutes spent at flash rounds have saved time overall.
If you choose to implement a flash rounds meeting at your facility, consider these tips for combating staff resistance:
Response: Everyone can spare 15 minutes out of their workday, hence the 'flash' title for these rounds.
Response: A time that is universally good for everyone does not exist. However, by 10:30 a.m., staff members have had the chance to return calls, print their census list, and participate in unit discharge rounds.