Energy is contagious, and sometimes, our units need a little morale boost to get everyone in a more positive mindset at work.
Here are some of our favorite ways to boost morale on the unit that are easy, low cost, and fun!
Whether it’s a crazy sock day, a Sunday Bunday, or on Wednesdays We Wear Pink, any type of theme will make your work environment more cheerful. Let everyone know in advance what theme you'll have and make sure both dayshift and nightshift are included!
Have everyone bring in a childhood picture of themselves. Lay them out in the breakroom or at the nurses station and have everyone vote on who they think is who!
Leave a set of conversation cards in the breakroom so you can ask and answer fun questions to get to know each other better on your breaks!
Pick a different date/time each month so that everyone on different shifts can come to different outings. Some ideas of outings you can schedule:
Have everyone pitch in a couple bucks for holiday decorations and then schedule a time to decorate the unit before your shifts. You can incorporate everyone on your unit by writing their names on stars, leaves, baseballs or any fun shape cut out of construction paper. This makes your environment more cheerful and helps to have things lookin' festive when you're working the holidays together!
Play Nursing Bag Bingo & see who holds the record for most items! We have the Bingo board for free here!
* These have bulk options with better pricing! Grab a pack of 10 stickers or badge reels, or bundle the Sharpies in packs of 3. Check with your manager and see if there's any room in the budget to spend a couple $ on your unit morale boosting ideas - it's in everyone's best interest to have a high vibe work environment!
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