After a week at the patient safety conference, I’ve been given a lot to think about. Throughout the weekend, I reflected on my experience – from human factors to just culture, from care for the caregivers to root cause analysis there has been something that stuck with me though each session. It comes back to the video that we watched at the start the conference with the dancing man and his first follower. One of the things that we didn’t touch on in our discussion was role of both enthusiasm and encouragement in movements.
When watching that video, the dancing man’s energy and moves were breaking the status quo and his follower came in and matched that energy. If the follower had less conviction or started dancing in a mocking way with the shirtless dancing man, I doubt the ‘movement’ would have been successful.
This weekend, I went and… Continue reading