About Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR

Natasha has been leading organizations through the complex, fast-changing human resources landscape for more than 10 years. As the former Director of Education and Organizational Development at White Plains Hospital and through her talent management and leadership development consulting firm, Performance Re-New, she has developed a reputation as an expert thought leader for organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Knowledge International, and Wiley Publishing. She is a highly sought after presenter, and has spoken and taught at some of the most prestigious corporate classrooms and graduate business schools in the country such as Fordham University, Walmart Stores Inc., Manhattan College, Northwell Health, Georgetown University, and The Jack Welch Management Institute. Her latest book, YOU CAN'T DO THAT at WORK! is an Amazon best seller and has been featured in media publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg BNA, Fast Company, and Business Insider.

Eighty-three percent of organizations recognize their need to develop leaders, but only 5 percent have implemented a holistic plan to do so. Amazingly, 25 percent of companies have no succession plan in place for more than 90 percent of their critical leaders. And healthcare leadership is no exception. In fact, for healthcare organizations, it’s worse. Staffing shortages and shifting expectations have made the problem all the harder to address. The call-to-action is clear: Develop a pipeline of new healthcare leaders or prepare for a serious dearth of qualified leadership in the healthcare industry. What will the healthcare industry look like if the current leadership fails to heed this call?

The benefits of conducting an employee engagement survey are difficult to ignore. However, to support healthy levels of employee engagement, organizations must put effort into activities outside of the annual engagement survey. Here are five reasons why your healthcare organization’s employee engagement survey efforts are failing, and what you (yes, you!) can and should do about it.