‘Good fences make good neighbours’: setting role boundaries for greater job satisfaction.
People in quality and clinical governance roles are often viewed as a ‘spare pair of hands’ and end up doing tasks that they are not responsible for. This leads to dissatisfaction, burnout, and not getting the important jobs done. Mind Tools describes a four-stage process for setting firmer boundaries that may be useful for those who want a more focused and effective role in 2024:
- Analyse why your boundaries might be weak.
- Understand your needs and how to assert them.
- Establish strong boundaries.
- Monitor and maintain your boundaries.
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