Q: I lead a nursing team and am finding that staff morale is currently very low, perhaps due to the time and cost-pressures in the NHS. Do you have any suggestions about how I could boost morale?
A: Poor 'morale' is like poor 'care' or 'poverty' in that it can be too large and abstract a concept to address practically. Translate the concept into specifics you can do something about. I use a technique I call the 'purge and prioritise' approach.