Quality Improvement should adopt the "Each one teach one" method

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Each One Teach One

How do we create a hassle-free America? Hassle-free Healthcare? We need more improvers. Here’s what you can do to help:

Have people take my free Lean Six Sigma Training at www.lssyb.com.


“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma For Hospitals” and QI Macros [software].

“My friend LeAnn Thieman wrote “Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul,” and as you can tell with all this pandemic stuff, she was talking to a CNO who said her nurses are running away from healthcare. We have a half a million nurse shortage in the United States of America, and LeAnn has a system she calls “each one reach one.” Each nurse that’s out there, maybe you could bring somebody you know who’s a nurse back into the profession to help fill that gap.

“I’d like you to think about that from a Quality Improvement perspective. We have all these Quality Improvement folks, but maybe each one of us could teach one more, right?

“Let’s go out and coach people. I’m doing that with people in my office and helping them to raise their level of quality experience and knowledge, maybe you can do that too in your organization. Take someone under your wing that’s curious and teach them how to do this. It’s not that hard. It used to be hard. I have that free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training online that they can go take and learn all about it if you don’t have time to teach them.

“So that’s my Improvement Insight for this week. Let’s create more improvement experts. Let’s go out and improve something this week. “


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