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Changing minds, Part One: Changing others’ minds

May 24, 2017


We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting and you’ve put forth an idea or a suggestion. You’ve done your research. You know your stuff. And yet, someone still objects. They don’t like your idea and have a different approach. …

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Decision-Making, Part 2: How to Make Better Decisions

March 8, 2017


Last month we explored how to avoid decision fatigue, which can lead to bad decision-making. But even if you are rested, fed and armed with the right data, making good decisions can be tough. In a recent survey, 60% of …

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Managing Employee Vacation Time

June 9, 2016


Summer is here and with it brings an increase in employee requests for time off. This can be a real headache for the person managing employee vacations, trying to grant as many vacations as possible while also making sure you …

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Finance 101 for Facility Management

October 24, 2012


Sometimes it can be difficult for facility managers to effectively communicate worksite success and needs to CEOs. Facility Managers have one language, and CEOs have another. A significant portion of a CEOs lingo centers around finance. The first part of …

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When the Joint Commission’s grading, how will you score?

August 25, 2011


Does your organization focus on healthcare service delivery? If so, chances are that, for your facility, Joint Commission compliance is a top priority. The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), formed in 1917 …

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The Joint Commission’s Revised Elements of Performance

August 18, 2011


It’s common knowledge that not everyone qualifies for Medicare or Medicaid. Each of these programs is geared toward a certain segment of the at-need population, and to help prevent program abuse, the U.S. government regulates each program’s benefit retrieval system …

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