It's important to keep everyone on your staff engaged and connected, and fun group activities can help create a sense of community among the team. Try inviting members of your perioperative department to submit unique T-shirt designs and hold a group vote to decide on which motto and logo will represent the team for the upcoming year. Have the T-shirts made and ask the winning designer to pass them out at a staff meeting. You'll find the design contest will build excitement among the team, and they'll wear the shirts with a sense of pride.
Karen Tjelmeland, BSN, RN, CNOR
Banner Baywood Medical Center