You have just been hired as a new leader within your department. The department currently has low employee morale and engagement. There is currently a lack of trust due to several business changes within your department, including letting go of several nurses and replacing their positions with LPN’s. Additionally, the volume within your department is below budget, impacting employee’s work schedules, which has also led to decreased engagement.
There have been several leadership changes over the past couple of years within your department and the employees feel as though these changes have led to reduced communication.
Your task as the new leader within your department is to come up with an action plan to address the aforementioned concerns, rebuild trust, and increase employee engagement and morale.
Please be specific with your action items and include pertinent details & timelines that you would use to address the above.