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  • What Makes a Team Great? August 17, 2017

     

    “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”….....Michael Jordan

    Success in today's business world is more than individual talent and performance. In fact, the key to any business success depends on great and high performance teams within an organisation.

    So what makes a team great? Or if you’re forming a team, what qualities do you want to see in your team? How do effective teams work together and consistently achieve success?

    These are great questions. But it remains useful to ...

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  • Professionalising the OTT Role August 03, 2017

    A key emerging trend in the Operating Theatre Technician (OTT) fraternity is an effort to professionalise the OTT role in health care settings.

    The Operating Theatre Technician field is growing by leaps and bounds. It is projected that there will be significant changes to the Age Structure of the Australian population over the next 50 years with Over-65s rapidly increasing to 5.7 – 5.8 million by the year 2031. This will lead to a significant increase in demand for all types of elective and non-elective surgery.

    This has the potential to increase the supply of VET-trained workers in health and community services. Workers and managers within the industry need to ...

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  • Top Tips for Mentoring an Early Childhood Student on Placement (and what students should expect!) July 27, 2017

    So, your service has been contacted for student placement and your supervisor informs you that you will be responsible for mentoring a student with your group of children.  You either:

    1. Happily seize the opportunity to take a student ‘under your wing’
    2. Blatantly refuse or try to think quickly on your feet to give your supervisor a reason why taking on a student would not work, or
    3. Smile and agree, whilst inwardly you cringe.

    In an industry where we are very time poor, we tend to play a balancing game between meeting children’s needs, families’ needs, legal requirements and completing a mountainous amount of documentation and ...

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