Tomorrow is DIGNITY ACTION DAY. Follow the #DDA2017 for all the great working going on today to raise the importance of dignity in our services.
Over the last few months in developing our leadership courses we have been thinking a lot about the work that leaders do in inspiring and facilitating dignity in the workplace. The way staff are treated within the work place has an impact on their ability to deliver optimum care, and offer dignity. If we are going to tackle dignity in the workplace, should we not be looking at the bigger issues? Cuts in funding, and poor commissioning practices impact on dignity on the front line. The support that is provided to staff is influenced by the status that we bestow upon our care sector, which is STILL the most undervalued and underpaid role in our society.