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#19 Partnership Infrastructures: A key Strategy for Leveraging the Vertical and Horizontal Relationship Polarity with Bonnie Wesorick

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#19 Partnership Infrastructures: A key Strategy for Leveraging the Vertical and Horizontal Relationship Polarity with Bonnie Wesorick

November 20, 2019
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#19 Partnership Infrastructures: A key Strategy for Leveraging the Vertical and Horizontal Relationship Polarity with Bonnie Wesorick

Have you ever wondered how healthcare organizations became so hierarchical or why we struggle with hierarchical relationships in our healthcare environments?  

In today’s episode, we discuss the vertical (hierarchy) and horizontal (partnership) relationship polarity in healthcare settings with Bonnie Wesorick.  

Bonnie has over 40 years of experience in helping organizations establish partnership infrastructures that lead to the creation of healthy cultures. 

There is a long history in the evolution of the hierarchical cultures in healthcare and Bonnie sheds some light on this history in addition to helping us understand why it has persisted over time.  

“It [the hierarchical relationships] seemed appropriate, until it didn’t” said Bonnie Wesorick.

When we experience hierarchical relationships as negative or as a problem, it’s natural to want to move away from the experience and toward the opposite, more partnering relationships.  

Do you know what it means or takes to have partnering relationships? 

Organizational leaders sometimes say relationship building is the “soft” stuff, but it is the hardest work.

Ever wonder why partnering relationships are so hard to develop and maintain?  

Partnering relationships don’t just happen.  The development of partnering relationships requires an intentionally designed infrastructure.

We discuss with Bonnie the role intentionally designed infrastructures play in providing a place for connection, focus on the shared mission, and skill development and the impact they have on creating a healthy culture.

Join us for this enlightening conversation and the lessons learned across the span of more than 40 years of creating partnership infrastructures and healthy cultures. 

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