Nature and the planet depends on microorganisms and tiny creatures to function . For example dung beetles help improve nutrients in soil by breaking down the poo of animals in the jungle (like the poo of the Orang-Utan) dung beetles therefore improve biodiversity and reduce global warming .
PLANKTON in our oceans feeds many larger creatures and is a necessary part of our food chain.
In the NHS there are many small yet great people who give gigantic care but who are overlooked and perhaps made to feel insignificant by those who see themselves as more important and powerful – For example the quiet unassuming midwife who always seems to be allocated a higher workload than the noisy brash midwife . The maternity support worker who feels she/he doesn’t quite fit in with the labour ward culture so therefore focuses on keeping busy and away from the gossip .
These “small people” are the tiny yet pivotal cogs that keep the NHS running and connect with larger cogs to which they are a necessity – when theses small cogs are absent, they are not considered – yet their absence usually has a powerful and negative impact on production efficiency but because of their quietness, unassuming nature and self effacing ways others rarely realise this .
The most effective person in a team (they may not necessarily be fast but they are 100% compassionate) is massively overlooked , disregarded, ignored for the louder more larger personalities.
Because of this for 2020 International year of the nurse and the midwife I’m asking you to appreciate the quiet worker, the one who doesn’t make a song and dance about everything , the midwife who always seems to give a little bit more , the nurse who doesn’t question her over realistic allocation of work , the health care assistant who promptly answers the patients call buzzer . The quiet inspirer who you see plugging away each day expecting no praise and therefore overshadowed by the more needy peers
I want you to see them as crucial to the fine intricate ecosystem of the NHS and show them your appreciation by trying to reduce their workload by sharing it with them and others who might make more noise .
Validate , praise and nurture ❤️
I’m also appealing for managers to be less self important – try doing some more menial tasks to openly display to your team how know you’re with them and you understand their pressures .
Be kind to one another
Happy 2020 – keep yourself vision clear ❤️