The “POWER” strategy behind the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
A key part of the culture strategy is connecting values to employees, said Mike Boblitz, CEO of Tallahassee (Florida) Orthopedic Clinic.
He discussed his strategy on “Becker’s Healthcare Spine and Orthopedic Podcast” on May 20.
This is an edited excerpt. Listen to the full episode here.
Question: What is your strategy for Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic to build a great culture?
Mike Boblitz: With any organization I’ve been in, I really try not to rush to conclusions, but rather try to step back and understand the market because every market is different, and look at us in the mirror and understand both the good and the bad within the organization and begin to establish a new strategic plan. In doing so, each organization has a mission, a vision and values. Once you have this new strategic plan and a new vision, you really have to take a step back and test if this mission, this vision and these values correspond well. So in terms of culture, I’ve learned a lot with my strategic experience, that a lot of organizations have these values and big words like integrity or honesty or respect.
Unfortunately, most organizations make the mistake of not really linking these values to the employee and where it matters. So in my opinion, while sitting here and at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, I took the time to dissect our strategy, roll it out, and then reflect on the culture and our values. For me, people are the engine of our organization, so there is nothing more appropriate than proposing values. It’s POWER “P” for “passion”, “O” for “ownership”, “W” for “We” -, not I – “E” for “Excellence” and “R” for “Recognition”. Recognition is, in my opinion, really the most important part, because we have a great workforce and we need to do a better job by recognizing good work. As I did, it was very well received.