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Retain your top nurses

Keep your top nursing talent by increasing engagement and job satisfaction

High-stress workloads and low morale have created a mass exodus of nurses nationwide. In a 2021 survey, 66% were considering leaving the profession altogether*, forcing hospitals into a state of crisis triage. 

Birkman helps leaders go beyond retention to engagement and career fulfillment. When employees gain awareness of their strengths and blind spots, team dynamics get a much needed shot of morale.  

* 2021 survey of more than 6,500 critical care nurses

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Reduce travel nursing

Stop the budget bleed outs caused by travel nursing

With salaries significantly higher than average, travel nurses have become a major financial drain for hospitals. And that’s above and beyond the stipends, travel reimbursements, and headaches of training new staff.

With a stable nursing team that feels engaged and cared for, you’ll reduce the need to keep throwing cash at contracting outside support.

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Improve team communication

Help teams communicate as if lives depend on it

In an emergency room, miscommunication can be fatal. Improving how your staff connects and collaborates reduces this risk. 

Birkman helps teams resolve potential workplace conflicts and build trust, keeping lines of communication open and transparent.

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Enhance staff productivity

Increase efficiency by encouraging nurses to lean into natural productive workstyles

Understanding individual workstyles can help you tailor your approach to training, task delegation, and team composition, as well as identify potential behavior blind spots. 

By helping employees lean into their most productive workstyles, you can facilitate communication and collaboration among your staff—leading ultimately to greater efficiency.

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Improve the quality of care

Improve the quality of patient care

Positive patient outcomes are at the heart of every healthcare provider’s vision. But conflict, low employee engagement, and poor job fit can affect even the best provider’s bedside manner. 

With Birkman insights, you’ll discover how to create an ideal team environment that helps doctors and nurses focus their energy on what’s most important – your patients.

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"It is a very reliable and eye-opening methodology that has and still is supporting us with tools to empower and develop our leaders. We use it to understand personal as well as team dynamics from Usual Behaviors, motivators, and preventative/prescriptive work around stress."

Marisse Farnos Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Houston Methodist

For productive and motivated people, contact Birkman stat.

Use Birkman data to gain critical employee insights and positively influence engagement, working relationships, and patient outcomes. 

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Nursing the workplace back to better health 

Keep your finger on the pulse of employee needs

Pay, schedule, and career advancement are just part of what employees need to be at their best in the workplace. And it’s the unspoken expectations they have of those around them that can lead to conflict and disengagement.

With Birkman, leaders can identify and foster the environments in which individuals can be their best, most productive selves from the moment they enter the hospital doors to to the time they walk off the floor.

Lower the collective blood pressure

In a healthcare environment, stress endangers reputations and lives. That’s why it’s critical to deal with it effectively. 

We’ll show your team how to understand their unique stress triggers and reactions, helping them create a plan to minimize stress and avoid burnout.

Leverage each team member’s unique strengths

We all have unique strengths, and they’re how we most effectively contribute to our team’s efforts.  We’ll help you tap into those positive personality traits and amplify them so that your staff will thrive.

By recognizing those differentiators, you can better align your people to the challenges that will inspire and reward their efforts.

Identify workplace interests that spark engagement

There are workplace activities that energize employees, and other tasks that drain them. 

Birkman can show you how to structure task assignments accordingly so your staff stays motivated every time they put on their scrubs.

Birkman gives healthcare teams the instruments to heal themselves


There’s a lot of pressure facing nursing professionals. The consequences of miscommunication and poor performance are profound, adding to the stress of an already highly stressful job.

By helping every nurse uncover their unique workplace needs, Birkman helps leaders meet those needs and most effectively work with their nursing team to minimize stress and burnout.


For doctors, the considerable effort required to maintain practice expertise can be challenging enough. Miscommunication and poor bedside manners can negatively impact outcomes and reputations.

Birkman can help doctors improve communication and reduce conflict in the ER or OR, ensuring the best care is delivered to every patient.

Head Nurses

With the prevalence of heavy workloads, long hours, and high turnover, head nurses and hospital administrators have a hard time retaining staff, as well as maintaining morale among those who stay.

The Birkman Method can help boost morale while identifying ways to build better teams, improve management style,  and enhance quality of care – even with tightened administrative budgets.

Patient Care Advocates

Poor communication skills can limit the effectiveness of patient care advocates. Their usual style might become a blind spot for them if it doesn’t match the needs of their patients, and the inability to adapt to the styles of others can mean patient concerns are not heard by those who can best address them.

With Birkman insights, these professionals learn how to better empathize, resolve internal conflicts, and build trust with patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does The Birkman Method work?

The Birkman Method combines motivational, behavioral, and interests evaluation into one single self-assessment and is used for talent selection and alignment, talent development, team performance, and leadership development. Our reporting and workshops provide insight into effective behavioral styles, expectations of relationships and social situations, possible stressors when needs are not met, and job preferences and motivators.

How accurate is the Birkman assessment?

The Birkman Method assessment is accurate. The assessment's high test-retest reliability ensures consistent results over time, while its high internal consistency reliability reflects strong correlations among the assessment's questions, yielding reliable measurement of traits. These two types of reliability establish the assessment's overall accuracy and dependability.

Is The Birkman Method valid?

Yes, The Birkman Method assessment is valid. The assessment's content covers the intended construct domains of interest through research-based development, ensuring content validity. It demonstrates its face validity through the subjective evaluation of the constructs measured by its respondents. Additionally, the assessment demonstrates convergent construct validity and divergent construct validity, respectively, by positively correlating with similar measures and negatively correlating with measures of unrelated constructs. Lastly, The Birkman Method has criterion-related validity through established relationships with various work-related outcomes, such as job performance, career satisfaction, leadership effectiveness, and team dynamics. These five types of validity together establish the assessment's overall validity.

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A stable and engaged nursing team is within your reach. Birkman has the right solutions to help you get there.

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