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Charting Pediatrics

Jan 16, 2024

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Due to that intense pace, it’s important for employees and employers alike, to promote healthy working behaviors and surroundings. Healthy employees are more productive, have fewer absences, are less prone to work-related injury and are less likely to burn out. “Leading others is how you support them when they show up to work. Showing thanks, giving appreciation, valuing your staff,” Jennifer Shaer, MD, says. A 2021 survey tells us that 79% of employees believe their company’s wellbeing programs help them be productive employees, but a lot of work still needs to be done.

In today’s episode, Jennifer Shaer, MD, joins us to discuss wellness in the workplace and how to nurture a positive culture. Dr. Shaer is the Chief Wellness Officer of Allied Physicians Group in Melville, New York, as well as a board-certified pediatrician, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and a certified executive and life coach. “Sometimes you just need a change in your working environment, physically. Sometimes you need a change in your internal world. I’ve worked with lots of people who have been able to change their mindset around their work and suddenly enjoy their work and extend their working years,” Dr. Shaer says. Dr. Shaer has her own podcast called ‘Reinventing the White Coat’ which you can find here.

This episode was recorded at the 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Some highlights from this episode include:  

  • How to nurture a positive workplace culture 
  • Implementing discipline appropriately
  • Identifying a toxic situation
  • How to advocate for yourself

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