Peer pressure is really powerful. The trouble is, it can be used for good or bad. We aim to create positive peer pressure to achieve change, but it’s not always easy. Continue reading
At the moment the pressure is on for HR and OD professionals to create flexible and responsive organisations, making the most of the trends and technologies available. In the current economic climate, with productivity only just starting to improve, people have limited time for change projects and organisations are getting flatter, putting a greater load on managers. So how can this be achieved? Continue reading
We’ve been working with West Sussex County Council’s domestic abuse, community safety and youth services over the last year on a Hidden Insights® learning programme. This was funded by a grant from the Proceeds of Crime fund. This has helped people in the services look at what they do with new eyes, and realise that they can help their clients more effectively despite declining resources.
Is improving performance just too hard? And expensive?
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Woodward Lewis have been training Haringey Council and partnership agency staff in using Hidden Insights to tackle problems and to build better, more collaborative relationships, within existing resources. The contract has just been extended into three new areas:
- Helping the community to collaborate to address anti-social behaviour in Northumberland Park, N17
- Helping vulnerable families to adjust to being more self-sufficient when leaving intensive support in N15 and
- Helping young people leaving care to take responsibility and adapt to being more independent, with the support of personal advisers.
For the first time, representatives of nearly all the UK users of positive deviance met together in Westminster for a round-table debate on the value of positive deviance, and learning points from the exercises so far to carry forward into future projects.
Whilst doing some research on what is going on in the world of Positive Deviance, we were really delighted to find that some of our blog posts have been reproduced on the website of the Positive Deviance Resource Centre, Faculty of Public Health of the University of Indonesia.
Attended another great meeting of the Change Leaders, the alumni group of the Coaching and Consulting for Change programme of Oxford University and HEC Paris. The group is growing, cohort by cohort, and we are getting world-leading speakers. In this case, we had the privilege of Margaret Wheatley‘s presence for a whole day, in which she updated us on her latest thinking about complexity.
Our work in Cambridgeshire features in the Guardian’s public leaders networks blog. Simon Kerss, the Cambridgeshire Domestic Abuse Partnership Manager, speaks about his experience of working with PD to “devictimise” survivors of domestic abuse.