Study: Leader rounding linked to safety, workforce well-being

A study by researchers at Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., looked at the connection between “positive leadership walkrounds,” and employee well-being and safety culture. This organizational practice, in which leaders conduct rounds and ask staff about what is going well, shows positive results. The findings, which appeared in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, were based on a survey of 10,627 health care workers in 396 work settings. Well-being and safety culture was measured in terms of good patient safety norms, leadership accessibility, teamwork and work-life balance.