Do you get asked a lot of questions in your line of work?
The ability to help people solve their problems is one of the most valuable traits you can have in life.
Interestingly, problem finders are often more valuable than problem solvers. They are more attuned to the needs of others.
The more complex the problem, the more important it is to be able to explore all the underlying issues and define the real problem with laser precision. Once we know what the real problem is, the solution is often surprisingly simple.
However, other times we have a small issue. And all we need is a simple answer to a relatively straight-forward question.
I get asked a lot of questions.
I love it when people ask me questions.
So much so that on 30 November 2015 I quietly started a personal challenge. I created a YouTube channel and set myself a goal to answer 100 questions in 100 days.
This week, Tuesday 8 March marked day 100 and the day I uploaded video answer #100.
I hope you find it valuable. I’ve answered 100 of the most common questions people ask me, largely about return to work and workers comp. Bookmark it and refer to it when you need to.
I’ll eventually get them transcribed to make it so you can read them at work.
And I’ll keep adding to it – just not every day. I need a break from it. And a coffee.
P.S. I must confess there was one question that stumped me:
“What’s the difference between WorkSafe and the Victorian WorkCover Authority?”
“I have no idea. I can’t find any difference. They’re basically the same thing.”
I was slightly chuffed to gain some confirmation direct from the source:
In the Media
- If you missed Four Corners’ expose on Comminsure you should definitely watch it. One of the most shocking things I’ve seen recently. “It’s defer, deny and sit back and wait and see if someone takes them on.”
- Malcolm Turnbull renews calls for workplace law changes amid threats of early election
- ASA calls for royal commission in wake of CommInsure scandal
- Labour Hire Inquiry Evidence Reveals Disturbing Worker Exploitation
Articles of interest
- Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day (time management tips)
- GPs struggle to manage patients with work-related mental health problems
- Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All
From RTW Nation the podcast
- Rock Solid Task Analyses with Andrew Funke
- Using health and ergonomics to create a productive workforce with Ryan Ebert
- How to identify and prevent injuries with Paul Hopcraft from preVentia
- Applying Elite Sports Medicine Principles to Work Injuries with Physiotherapist Rob Brandham
- Can Injured Workers Double Dip WorkCover Benefits?
- What is the ACCS? (Accident Compensation Conciliation Service)
- What does “Weeks Paid/Payable” Mean?
- What are Injured Worker Appeal Rights?
- What’s the Difference Between a Certificate of Capacity and a Doctor’s Certificate?
- What happens at a Conciliation Conference?
- Can Injured Workers Choose Their Own Occupational Rehab Provider?
- Can employees claim WorkCover if they didn’t disclose a pre existing injury?
- Can WorkCover Insurers Arrange Surveillance?
- When Should You Request Surveillance on an Injured Worker?
- What is Original Employer Services (OES)?
- What is an Occupational Rehabilitation Provider?