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Beyond the Pizza: Strategies to Motivate Your Team in Tough Times

From the 2024 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded 1/19/2024)
Presented by Phyllis Ingham, EdD MLS(ASCP)cm
In this session, we will discover the secrets of motivating your team during tough times through the perspectives of current leadership experts. We will dive into the Golden Circle model, autonomy, mastery, GRIT, and purpose principles to ensure a positive workplace culture where employees thrive. Exploring the role of rewards, communication, and adaptable leadership, we will review strategies Laboratory Leaders can create and implement immediately to develop a motivating environment and sustain motivation for enduring success in the laboratory.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the significance of purpose-driven motivation within the clinical laboratory setting, understanding how connecting the precision of diagnostic work to patient outcomes enhances team engagement and resilience during challenging circumstances.
  • Discuss tailored strategies for motivating clinical laboratory teams, including optimizing workflow processes, fostering a culture of accuracy and attention to detail, and recognizing the vital role of each team member in contributing to patient care.
  • Devise personalized action plans that integrate purpose-driven leadership approaches, effective communication techniques, and strategies for maintaining motivation through clear purpose alignment and acknowledgment, ultimately elevating team morale and performance within clinical laboratory environments, even in the face of tough challenges.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area ADM will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.