In all of the sectors I have worked in previously – retail, security, technology, distribution, insurance, automotive and, of course, the accounting profession – people are invested in, trained and valued; some more than others but all to an extent are cared about and cared for. The ‘personhood’ of individuals in the various corporate teams is a key responsibility for the leaders of those teams. If the individuals are right, the team is right and on most occasions the objectives will be met.
In the wake of our excitement in having discovered Dentures, Guns & Money: The Diary of a Home Care Worker, by Rita Nemo, with Julian Hutchings, we decided that we wanted to know more. While the book gave us an insight into Rita’s life and the struggles care workers face, it also brought up so many burning questions that we feel only someone like Rita could answer.