In a previous blog I mentioned how hard it is to have a relationship with someone you don’t know and with over 6,500 staff working at CM Health, it’s a challenge to personally connect with each person who works here. While social media is making it easier to reach people on a global scale, I’d like to take a more personalised approach by introducing my latest initiative called “Ask Me Anything” (AMA). Just like the name implies the aim behind AMA is to create a channel where you can ask me anything, anytime, anywhere. This could range from light-hearted questions such as what’s my favourite TV programme (Game of Thrones) to important issues that are critical for you at work. It’s about being transparent and upfront about the things that matter the most to you. I’ll do my very best to answer all of your questions and each month will share the most popular questions or themes in a short video blog.
Below are a few light-hearted questions and answers to get the ball rolling …
What is my favourite band?
- Manic Street Preachers
What is my pet hate?
- Glad wrap – because it always sticks to itself!
Best job I have had?
- CEO CM Health
What’s your favourite meal?
- Trick question ….. refer to previous blog called Gutless wonder
Who would I invite to dinner?
- Comedians Eddy Izzard and Rhod Gilbert
Favourite place in NZ?
- Milford Sounds
- Not being good enough to play rugby for Wales
On a more serious note I recently celebrated my 54th birthday and marked the fact I have been in healthcare for 32 years! I’m beginning to wonder where the time has gone. If you were to ask what motivates me? It comes down to two things. Firstly I love working in an environment which is challenging and complex. And secondly I love doing something that is incredibly important to the community that we serve.
Please send any questions you have to AMA@middlemore.co.nz
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