Amy Geach

Amy Geach

So now we have cleared the clutter from the staff meetings, we need to ensure the meetings are engaging and achieve an outcome.  How?  I wasn’t sure where to start initially, but a few changes I implemented to our own staff meetings really changed the feel and productivity. Here’s what I came up with:

We all know that staff meetings can be a waste of everyone’s time if they are not running well.  No one wants to go to a meeting where the agenda is to work out what is happening at the next meeting – seems pointless. When the day is already packed, you need to make sure your meetings run on time, and you get some action on your items.   

Having started to plan the upcoming year, I spent some time today going over my todo list and getting it organised ready for January.  I love todo lists, but have had to work really hard over the last two years to contain them.  Here’s how I changed several todo lists in to one working todo list…….

Usually at this time of year, there seems to be more patients that need seeing, less time to concentrate on getting everything wrapped up before Christmas, and less time in the day. This can make for an exhausted team. I know I like to get on top of all my admin before the Christmas break, so I can go away feeling stress free, but I often feel this time of year is like the storm before the calm!  I need to make sure I make this time of year a good lead up to Christmas for my staff. After all, we all want them back after their Christmas holiday. What specifically do I do now to keep my team motivated and keep us all sane along the way?

Here in Wagga Wagga harvesting is nearing completion. This means it’s nearly Christmas! Going into the New Year is a good time to reflect on your brand. Do we need a brand in healthcare? I believe we do. I really think branding in healthcare is underestimated.  We often brand ourselves to our referrers, but do we consider how we engage our clients, our business partners and the public? Branding can seem foreign to the healthcare worker, but I encourage you to get this unsung concept in private practice working more effectively.

Friday, 01 November 2013 16:16

Wake up your business with Maida Learning

Recently I went to the Australian Hand Therapy Association annual conference in Lorne, Victoria. It was a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and other hand therapists. The program of events focused on the biomechanics of the upper limb and the speakers all provided interesting and expert advice and practical workshop content. Congratulations to the AHTA for yet another successful annual conference.

Friday, 18 October 2013 09:50

And, so it begins…

Welcome to Maida Learning – the home of education, resources and support for allied health professionals and private practice owners in Australia.

I'm just a little bit excited about my new venture – excited about the journey, excited about expanding my business, and excited about helping my allied health professionals develop and grow their skills and business acumen. But most importantly, I am very excited and pleased to be able to bring together my two passions in life – learning and occupational therapy.