Tools to equip you to engage, develop and retain a high performing health workforce

Let’s get real is an effective tool for growing people and organisations: find out why

Let's get real has multiple practical applications in organisational people processes and can be tailored to meet different organisational needs.

Providing a shared language, Let’s get real supports all health workers to:

  • understand why they do what they do
  • continually develop skills to improve the wellbeing outcomes of people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs.
Kristy Toroa talks about using Let's get real to grow people and organisations
“It’s simple. It’s real. And it’s relevant. And for us it just fits really well.”

— Jenny Boyle, General manager, Operations, Odyssey (Auckland)

Use Let's get real tools

Create a shared vision

Let’s get real provides a common language so everyone in your organisation knows why they do what they do, everyday.

Create a shared vision
Engage the right workforce

Let’s get real tools assist organisations recruit and onboard the right workforce, with the right values, attitudes, and skills.

Engage the right workforce
Build teams

Let’s get real tools help teams understand their collective strengths and identify areas for development to achieve a shared vision.

Build teams
Grow people

Let’s get real inspires reflection and intentional learning so health workers keep growing to meet the needs of the people they serve.

Grow people

Let’s get real sector stories

See how other health organisations are embedding Let’s get real into their people processes

DHBs, NGOs and professional bodies across the health sector are using Let’s get real to grow their health workers and improve outcomes for people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. Watch the video below to see some examples of organisations transforming people processes with Let’s get real.

Get in touch – our team is here to help you on your journey to embed Let’s get real into your people processes

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