Encouraging engagement at work to improve retention

Similar professional standards link nurses together but healthcare professionals practise across a variety of areas and have different experiences of the workplace. It cannot be assumed that a positive experience in one setting will be replicated in another, even if it is in the same organisation. This article explores the factors that affect workplace culture and outlines the rudiments underpinning nurse engagement from a work perspective. It also analyses staff engagement in the health
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The importance of staff engagement to the development of positive workplace cultures

Background and context: This paper uses Kolb’s learning cycle as a reflective framework to critically reflect on personal experience in the workplace and to carry out a review of the literature of workplace culture. Through this reflection, factors that impact on workplace culture are discussed; in particular the effect of staff engagement as a central concept in developing positive workplaces is explored. The factors that reduce staff engagement in the workplace are presented and reflections on what is necessary to improve workplace cultures for the benefit of the staff, patients and the healthcare organisation are discussed. Aims and objectives: To
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