Here at The Wellbeing Collective we are hearing from many NHS staff sharing their experiences of working day to day in an unprecedented way, doing unexpected things and making decisions at pace. In the midst of this is a strong and collective sense of team determination and camaraderie, but also palpable strong emotions as we anticipate what lies ahead of us.
As a Wellbeing Collective Consultant and also an NHS Manager, one of our team members wrote a really moving piece [not for a blog, just in an update], and we asked his permission if we could share some of his words:
‘Obviously work is busy, the call to action though is very impressive and humbling. More impressive is that pace at which things are getting done and relationships are changing, and I think despite the difficulties ahead, there are going to be a raft of things that change during this process that will make the NHS a more efficient organisation, albeit one with a lot more grief to process.
One of the things I’ve been thinking about and working on in my NHS role, is how we can learn when we are working at this sort of pace, so not just the coping part, but include break points to pause our key decision making structures, quickly look back, and take that learning into the next phase of decision making. There is some hugely creative and adaptive work happening that I think we can learn from now, not just when it’s over.’
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