Chapter Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2015
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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Fall Update
ACHE of Iowa Regent Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Other News
National News Q3 2015
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
Introducing CareerEDGE
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Chapter Officers

ACHE Regent

David A. Stark, FACHE

(515) 241-6670

david.stark@unitypoint.org

 

Immediate Past President

Ann York, PhD, FACHE

(515) 271-1704

ann.york@dmu.edu

 

President

Kevin Kincaid, FACHE

(641) 842-2151

kkincaid@knoxvillehospital.org 

 

President Elect

Michelle Niermann, FACHE

(319) 369-8873

michelle.niermann@unitypoint.org 

 

Treasurer

Tom Mulrooney, FACHE

(515) 241-4027

mulrootp@ihs.org

 

Secretary

Tim Ahlers, FACHE

(515) 382-7701

tim.ahlers@storymedical.org

 

 

ACHE of Iowa Board Members

James Atty, FACHE 

Eric Briesmeister, FACHE

Dave Hickman, FACH

Beth Jaggers

Mikki Stier, FACHE

Penni Upah, IHA Liason

Tom Vaughn, PhD 

 

ACHE Representative

Tammy G. Dillard-Steels, CAE 

(312) 424-9328
tdillard-steels@ache.org 


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Communicating Change

Change is frequent within an organization. Whenever something is looming on the horizon, employees will look to you for information and answers. Whether this is layoffs, leadership change or simply rumors, you need to be prepared to foster an honest dialogue and share as much information as possible with employees.

Share What You Know

Even if you’re not completely sure of the exact steps that will be taken, explain what the final process is supposed to look like and what it might mean for them. Let’s say the topic is salary increases. Noting that management is looking over the options in front of them, but that decisions won’t be made until next year will give workers a stronger sense of relief. It may not provide much insight into the final outcome, but employees will feel better having some idea of what’s going on.

Listen for Concerns

Pay attention when you meet with employees to learn what worries they have. Setting up small group discussions with employees to discuss their concerns will help set in place a stronger peace of mind. Knowing their thoughts regarding the change can help you work to find out more information and allows you to share the details you think will quell their concerns.

Be Timely

Allowing employees to hear information through the grapevine rather than you is the biggest way to lose their trust and confidence—delaying bad news does not make it better. During these times, make communication with your team a priority.

—Adapted from Communication Solutions July 2015 newsletter, www.communicationbriefings.com

 

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