Mastering the Meeting: Adding Value to Departmental Staff Meetings
The Boston Public Health Commission (the city health department for Boston, Massachusetts) consists of six disease-specific bureaus supported by several administrative offices. Staff from one such administrative office embarked on a quality improvement (QI) initiative to improve staff perception of meeting value by at least 10% as measured on a scale of 1 (not valuable) to 5 (very valuable) over 4 months.
In fall 2015, the office consisted of three unique yet related sub-offices. Each sub-office was supervised by a director and had a different work plan. This layered office structure with so few (12) staff presented challenges to cross-office communication, and office staff members felt dissatisfied with monthly office meetings.
The lessons learned from this project are applicable to other health departments interested in improving internal practices to strengthen their work and be more efficient.
Ebekozien, O. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Mastering the Meeting: Adding Value to Departmental Staff Meetings. Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:16. Available at https://www.phqix.org/content/mastering-meeting-adding-value-departmental-staff-meetings. Accessed January 24, 2021.
Background and Aim
Planning and Execution Details
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