IN THIS SUMMARY
For the last three decades healthcare workers have been adjusting to a new work environment—one that puts profits over people. Workers are unsure about their roles in the organization and many struggle to find meaning in their day-to-day activities. This has created a tremendous talent shortage in many healthcare sectors, putting patients across the nation at risk, but can anything be done?
In Followership, Tom Atchison argues that the blame lies with the nation’s healthcare executives who have failed to create organizational cultures which reward compassion and understand the differences between employees. Drawing upon his 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Atchison outlines a leadership model which is based on the unique mission, values, and vision of each organization.