Adam works as a corporate communications head in a hospital and is just about to announce...
Hear from Dr Augustine Tee how stories have helped him
"Your blogpost captures the essence of my struggle. I have been giving orientation talks on MET ( Medical Emergency Team ) every 3 to 4 months to batches of doctors rotating into CGH, and have been doing this for the last 5 years. The task made more challenging since no other hospital in Singapore has a rapid response system like our medical emergency team.
In the past, I concentrated on facts and instructions brought forth by my slides, and can frequently see the disinterested faces in the audience. Earlier this year, I focused on a TED-style storytelling (using a failure story and a success story) format to deliver the content, rather than too many slides or info overload. I could see emotions in peoples faces and I felt that we've connected, in fact there was applause at the end of it for the first time.
I now hope my message translates into the culture change we advocate in CGH, and more lives saved."