RESPECT EACH OTHER’S PROFESSION
Since childhood, my siblings and I have been taught by our parents about respect; to respect the elderly and also to respect each other. We were treated equally and none of us would feel inferior though maybe any of us portray annoying characters. We were showered with love equally and each of us is significantly important. Back at home, we were asked to conduct the daily house chores specifically, perhaps depending on our specialty and capability. Like a system, each of the tasks given was interconnected with each other. If any of us fails to perform their task then definitely it will impact the rest of the process, leading to failure. No matter the argument with your siblings, you have to learn to tone down, show respect and learn the importance of teamwork to complete the given task.
I believe this reflects the same nature in the working environment. Within my organization, we have a few professions that include doctors, nurses, managers, clerks, finance, IT, cleaners, securities and many more. Each of us has our specific task and purpose like an ecosystem that needs each other for symbiosis. If you compare the rank of the profession, doctors are the highest-ranking station where typically they represent a stable job, a good income, possess a beautiful house and the ability to provide more for the family. They are those who influence the main revenue to the hospital. But because they are the revenue generator to the organization, it doesn’t mean that they can just ignore other professions which are lower-ranking by simply being rude or mean to them by saying bad words or showing jerky behaviours. This shouldn’t be a norm or taken for granted.
As mentioned before, every profession in our organization plays its role that needs each other’s support to achieve the organization’s goal. No matter what role you contribute, for example, if you are a cleaner in the hospital, you are important. Imagine if a cleaner is not around, would there be anyone volunteering to keep the workplace clean? We need a clean environment so that we can work conducive. It is contemplating to say that every profession deserves equal respect due to the fairly contribution and importance to the organization. Hence, teamwork and respect are much needed. Let’s not jeopardize our organization’s vision and mission only for some unnecessary misconduct.
If there is an issue that probably arose between nurses and doctors prior to giving the right patient care, can’t just the doctor advise nicely to the nurse or maybe guide them instead of bickering? Enlightening this situation, by regard and appreciate the doctors’ knowledge and expertise, simultaneously do not ignore the nurses’ experience which in some cases are more senior than the doctor. Each other’s opinion needs to be respected, perused and advised accordingly if needed. Harsh words and shaming shall not be uttered at any cost, as it would lead to demotivate rather than uplift.
Showing and giving respect towards all stages of workers are essentials to ensure the healthy outcome of the organization’s processes. Treat others as you want to be treated. We all strive for living and ought to do better each day. We all know every profession requires a lot of effort and hard work, depending on the quality targeted. I’m sure each time we come to work our ultimate mission is to work hard to earn a deserving salary and wages for the family whilst serving the best service to our patient. We all can do this, together.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” – Henry Ford
Head Of Information Technology Services
KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital