Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Heartless Hierarchy Constrains
You asked "How are things looking at Gentiva?" They feel constrained on so many levels. It's what happens when hospice, originally the calling of a dedicated mix of health care and other professionals, comes under the auspices of top down, command and control management.
This heartless hierarchy has asserted itself as the only appropriate route of communication, yet it is not open to the smallest of observations on itself. Those are characterized as negative feelings, statements which are only offered by negative people. It matters not that statistics are fudged to make leaders look good or that regulations are bent to the point of breaking.
Add the financial constraints leftover from the Harden acquisition and there is no money for just about anything (other than executive incentive compensation). I expect it will be awhile before our gasoline mileage rate is increased.
We've learned to say in response to their edicts/offerings, "Thank you, sir/ma'am. Can I please have another one?" It goes easier that way.