The benefits of shared governance have been cited in the literature for many years, including stronger staff ownership of data and outcomes, such as patient experience, healthy work environments, and clinical outcomes. Shared governance allows managers and staff to come together in the decision-making process. We define shared governance as “a leadership model in which positional leaders partner with staff in decision making processes while creating ownership for improvement in practice” (Guanci & Medeiros).
As a way to celebrate shared governance accomplishments in your organization CHCM is hosting a Shared Governance Virtual Summit on March 24, 2021. We invite you to submit an abstract to share your shared governance best practices, lessons learned from implementation/revising councils, improved outcomes, innovations through shared governance, and nursing research/evidence based practices utilized through shared governance.
This is a great way to share your accomplishments and encourage others on the journey to improving shared governance in their organization.