August 13, 2019

Innovation Winner: Simon Bertoli

Digital Design Lead for Organisational Capability, Simon Bertoli, has only worked at Northern Health for six months, but has already proven he is committed to making a change and bringing fresh ideas to the organisation. His efforts were recognised at the recent Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards, where he received the award for ‘Innovation’.

Simon said winning this award meant a lot to him.

“Having a supportive director, manager and colleagues who believe in me and what I can do for the organisation allows me to feel comfortable sharing ideas, knowing they will be met with genuine interest and thought,” he said.

Simon was nominated by Penelope Grellet, Director of Organisational Capability, who said that Simon looks to innovate in everything he does.

“In the short time he has been with Northern Health, he has introduced virtual reality technology for eLearning, completely revised the way the Organisational Capability team capture training needs data through an integrated Google Docs form, and designed the look and feel for our eLearning packages. Simon has a can-do approach and brings an innovative and person-centred design mindset to his daily activity,” she said.

Simon says his main goal is to find new and innovate ways to help Northern Health staff do their job and learn.

“I firmly believe that we can leverage new and existing technology to enhance the experience of all our staff and therefore our consumers. It’s a process and journey I thoroughly enjoy,” he said.

Simon not only enjoys his role, but working with his colleagues too.

“My director, Penelope, and manager, Bec, have cultivated and built an environment in the Organisational Capability team where speaking freely and openly is encouraged and respected. This makes work exciting and enjoyable. Being on the ground floor of a project and help drive its future at Northern Health is a very rewarding experience,” he said.

In the future, Simon sees himself helping Northern Health employees at their work.

“I see myself finding new and interesting ways to support staff in their day to day work, and teaching new skills for their continual growth,” he added.

Sponsored by Maxxia and BankVic, our Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards have been designed to formally recognise outstanding contributions by our employees and celebrate staff excellence. Nominations for the next awards are now open. To nominate a staff member, click here.

Featured image: Simon Bertoli with Rebecca Attard from BankVic.