RescueDigest Resources: Making Work Better: Improving Morale

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Is this the face that greets you first thing at work?.

Is this the face that greets you first thing at work?.

RescueDigest Resources: Making Work Better: Improving Morale
Have you stopped asking “How are things?” at work, for fear that people might actually tell you? It can be said “They don’t have to LIKE it, they just have to DO it.”, but employee morale plays a vital role in job performance. It has been proven that employees who are happy with the workplace are more effective, more productive, have lower absenteeism and less turnover. RescueDigest has collected the best “We should do that!” ideas from emergency service organizations large and small presenting simple, low-cost to no-cost methods to help make work a better place for everyone.

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

Understanding Organizational Culture and the Effect of Emergency Services Performance

A Perspective on Organizational Culture in EMS

Simple Ways To Improve Morale

How To Deal With Workplace Negativity

What NOT To Do (How to kill morale)

The New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine Presentation:

About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via