With all the changes happening in organisations, resilience is becoming a critical quality to survive. People working in the public sector particularly seem to be suffering from it at the moment – first there’s a budget cut, then a re-organisation, and then a threat of redundancy. This is without anything that may be happening at home. And it’s not just the public sector – the private and voluntary sectors are suffering too. Continue reading
Change is nothing new to leaders, or their constituents. We understand by now that organizations cannot be just endlessly “managed,” replicating yesterday’s practices to achieve success. Business conditions change and yesterday’s assumptions and practices no longer work. There must be innovation, and innovation means change.
Yet the thousands of books, seminars, and consulting engagements purporting to
help “manage change” often fall short. These tools tend to neglect the dynamics of
personal and organizational transition that can determine the outcome of any change
effort. As a result, they fail to address the leader’s need to coach others through the
transition process. And they fail to acknowledge the fact that leaders themselves
usually need coaching before they can effectively coach others.
WilliamBridgesTransitionandChangeModel : in this article (that is worth 10 minutes of your time) William Bridges describes three stages of transition:
• The neutral zone (explorations), and
• New beginnings.
Crowe Associates have piloted and delivered a new workshop for Yorkshire Research Design Service in May 2013. The combination of interactive and information sharing enabled researchers to explore and appraise different approaches to prioritisation and stakeholder engagement. Continue reading
This toolkit book, published by Wiley Blackwell and part of an evidence based series for British Medical Jounral was a year in the making. Sally Crowe and Julia Cartwright, together with editors Doug Badenoch and Carl Heneghan have been on an interesting journey to make the theory and practice of Patient and Public Involvement accessible, interesting and useful.
The design is quick reference, digestible chunks of information, with lots of case studies and resources.
We hope that the book will become a handy ‘aide-memoire’ for those practitioners that seek to engage, and involve patients, service users, carers and the public in service development and research.
In the course of working with groups and individuals, and reading around various topics, I come across a number of articles and resources that I have found helpful. It’s an eclectic bunch! Continue reading