Lean Blog Interviews — 303: Craig Deao, Effectively Engaging Employees

Joining me for Episode #303 is Craig Deao, a senior leader with Studer Group. From his bio: “Since 2006, Craig Deao, MHA, has been an integral part of Studer Group as a senior leader for the organization’s speaking and conferences teams, and he now directs thought leadership across Huron [Consulting Group]’s broader healthcare practice. Craig is a highly regarded national speaker on leadership, engagement, quality and patient safety. He works with medical staffs and healthcare executives to create highly reliable organizations where employees want to work, physicians want to practice and patients want to receive care.” Today, we’re talking about his book The E-Factor: How Engaged Patients, Clinicians, Leaders, and Employees Will Transform Healthcare. We’ll talk about the differences between satisfaction and engagement, how to tell if people are engaged in their work, and how to engage various stakeholders, including employees, clinicians, and executives. We’ll also talk about how Studer Group became a recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in 2010.