Published in the Globe and Mail: November 19, 2022
Author: Dr. Jaason Geerts, Director of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders

Co-authored with Dr. Verna Yiu (former CEO of Alberta Health Services), the article is based on the results of a nation-wide survey of healthcare CEOs regarding strategies for increasing staff engagement, retention, and finding joy at work. It also introduces Dr. Geerts’s concept of The Great Optimization, which focuses on experimenting with different ways of working to produce the best results.

Our aim is to conduct and publish top quality, international research (normally, collaboratively). Our scope is not limited to the health domain. Anyone interested in collaborating is welcome to contact CCHL’s director of research and leadership development, Dr. Jaason Geerts at