THE PICKLE CHALLENGE

A Positive Way
to Eliminate Negative
Behaviors & Build a Stronger
Culture of Ownership

THE PICKLE CHALLENGE

A Positive Way
to Eliminate Negative
Behaviors & Build a Stronger
Culture of Ownership

THE PICKLE CHALLENGE

Toxic emotional negativity (TEN) hurts every dimension of your organization, including employee morale and engagement, quality and safety, patient satisfaction, productivity and financial performance.

Join The Pickle Challenge for a clear-eyed assessment of where you stand now and a proven intervention to eradicate TEN by raising awareness of and intolerance for bullying, disrespect and incivility, gossip and rumor-mongering, and chronic whining and complaining.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR A MORE POSITIVE HEALTHCARE CULTURE!

organizations have taken The Pickle Challenge

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raised for charities selected by participating organizations

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complaints transformed into contributions

CREATE A MORE POSITIVE CULTURE ONE ATTITUDE AT A TIME BY TURNING COMPLAINTS INTO CONTRIBUTIONS


Imagine your organization, or your family, as a PFZ – a Pickle Free Zone – where instead of whining and complaining people appreciated their blessings and worked together to solve their problems. Imagine how much more pleasant and positive, how much more productive and resilient, your organization could be. The Pickle Pledge helps people change their lives by learning to see the opportunity in every adversity and by replacing learned helplessness with a spirit of initiative and self empowerment. The Pickle Challenge helps you promote a more positive, pleasant and productive workplace culture.


EMPLOYEE DISENGAGEMENT AND TOXIC EMOTIONAL NEGATIVITY

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton says that three out of four employees are not engaged, costing our economy over $500 billion in lost productivity every year.1 In a Harvard Business Review article psychiatrist Edward Hallowell wrote that disengagement is a leading cause of personal underachievement and depression.2 Our own studies at Values Coach show that in many healthcare organizations a majority of employees do not believe that their coworkers have positive attitudes, treat others with respect, and refrain from complaining and gossiping (see illustration).3

1. Jim Clifton: The Coming Jobs War
2. Harvard Business Review, December 2010
3. Joe Tye and Bob Dent: Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017

Are you tired of seeing stories about bullying, incivility, disrespect, disengagement, and “nurses eating their young” in the healthcare workplace? Are you tired of hearing about those things in your organization?

The Pickle Challenge can change all that. This lighthearted and highly effective program helps healthcare organizations foster a more positive and productive culture by helping people be personally more positive and productive. By turning complaints into contributions, people learn to transform the “poor me” mindset of the complainer into an attitude of gratitude and a “proceed until apprehended” commitment to taking initiative.

We have documented record-high patient satisfaction and clinical quality indicators and have calculated a cultural productivity benefit of more than $7 million annually.

Russell Meyers, President/CEO

Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, Texas

UNLEASH A TSUNAMI OF CREATIVITY

In the weeks leading up to The Pickle Challenge for Civility you will see an incredible burst of creativity as people participate in pickle jar and pickle cake decorating contests, as they decorate their work areas, and as they engage in a whole host of fun pickle-related activities.

WHO BENEFITS?

Employees

Your people get a more positive and pleasant work experience, which will be reflected in higher employee engagement.

Families

Employee’s family members get a happier and less stressed spouse or parent coming home at the end of the shift.

Patients

Your patients get more genuinely pleasant and empathetic caregivers, which will be reflected in improved patient satisfaction survey results.

Administration

Engaged employees, restored joy in caring, and a focus on the true mission of the organization.

Hospital Finance

You will see a significant increase in productivity and a reduction of overtime and agency expense as all those thousands of hours that are now wasted on complaining, gossiping and other forms of TEN are converted to productive use.

Middle Managers

Your middle managers get new tools for eliminating incivility, bullying, and toxic emotional negativity from their areas.

Human Resources

As your people hold themselves and each other to a higher standard of behavior, your HR department will have more time to work on important priorities and waste less time on petty complaints.

Risk Management

A toxic emotional climate prevents people from reporting problems and confronting inappropriate behaviors – and has been associated with patient harm and deaths.

Your Charity

Your designated charity gets a nice check, and you both have a beautiful photo op to share your story.

Contact Michelle to Learn More

Please contact us with questions or feedback.
We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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