Therefore I will not beat about the bush any longer.
This week I am happy to award it to the NHS West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, for their remarkably wasteful and inept staff survey circulated to 3,300 workers at the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Staff surveys are known for asking somewhat inept and "odd" questions. However, one question in this survey left everyone with rather an unpleasant taste in their mouths.
The theory behind the survey was to identify characteristics of good leadership, as part of a £10K project to allegedly help the NHS West Midlands Strategic Health Authority devise a new leadership strategy.
Why not just buy a book about leadership, for approx £10, and read it?
Anyhoo, amongst the questions about leadership was one that asked staff to rate how "cool" Adolf Hitler was, on a scale of one to five.
The ambulance employees were then asked to rate Hitler in comparison with their own chief executive.
They were also asked if being gay, funny or black made a leader cool.
Quite what "coolness" has to do with being a good leader I don't know?
Maybe the people who designed the survey were a tad muddled, and actually meant to ask how cool was Ron Mael (keyboard player of Sparks)?
Anyhoo well done the NHS West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, well deserving "Prats of The Week"!
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