Idea of the Month

  1. This quote from a famous children’s activist reminds us that we all need real-life inspiration to get the best out of co-production

    Idea of the month: “You can’t be what you can’t see”

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  2. Video: Case Study: Otakar Kraus Music Trust

  3. People’s Voice Media is an organisation that captures people’s experiences and opinions in order to influence public policy.

    Case study: People’s Voice Media

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  4. We think it’s time to really listen without interrupting to let the community tell us the story they want to share with us.

    Idea of the Month: “Work hard at listening with intent to understand, not reply”

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  5. November’s Idea of the Month is a reminder that any of us can be the listeners as well as be the ones who need to be listened to.

    Idea of the Month: You today, me tomorrow

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  6. Margaret-Ann Brünjes, the Director of Glasgow Homelessness Network reminded us in a recent meeting that if it’s not messy, it’s not co-production!

    Idea of the Month: “If it’s not messy, it’s not co-production”

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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

    All the stories published on the Ideas Hub last month, in case you missed them!

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  9. Patient Director David Gilbert reminds us that though storytelling can be very important, patient involvement and collaboration can and must go further.

    Idea of the Month: Patients as partners, not just storytellers

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  10. A powerful cartoon about change.

    Idea of the Month: Who wants to change?

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  11. With a new conversation, we may change the relationship; if we change the relationship, we may change the behaviours; if we change the behaviours, we may change the outcomes.

    Idea of the Month: With a new conversation, we may change the outcomes

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  12. June’s Idea of the Month is a quote from Sian Lockwood of Community Catalysts at the recent The Future of People Powered Health event.

    Idea of the Month: “Get out of the way and trust people”

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  13. This quote from Max Frisch reflects the need for more organisations to consider their staff and culture foremost if change is really going to happen.

    Idea of the Month: “We asked for workers. We got people instead.”

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  14. April’s Idea of the Month looks at saving time and energy by avoiding trying to influence change with people and within systems which present too many barriers.

    Idea of the Month: Only Push What Moves

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  15. March’s Idea of the Month is a strong challenge to those who see service as a paternalistic, self-congratulatory, heroic activity.

    Idea of the Month: If you take my problem and solve it for me – that’s theft

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  16. February’s Idea of the Month comes from a powerful blog published by the Mayday Trust, titled In Memory of Martin.

    Idea of the Month: See the person first and everything else second

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  17. Our Idea of the Month for January comes from Margaret Mead and fills us with inspiration & hope for the year ahead.

    Idea of the Month: A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

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  18. December’s Idea of the Month comes from Samuel Beckett, who tells us to dust ourselves down when we fail and have another go.

    Idea of the Month – “Fail again. Fail better.”

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  19. November’s Idea of the Month comes from Rudolf Bahro, who tells us that pushing against the old culture makes us brave, not just radicals or mavericks.

    Idea of the Month: “New culture is created by people who are not afraid to be insecure.”

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  20. A reminder to try something out – even if it feels big and scary.

    Idea of the Month: Go Big or Go Home

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  21. September’s Idea of the Month is a simple and powerful way to describe a learning culture and comes from Stockport.

    Idea of the Month: Never waste a mistake

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  22. August’s Idea of the Month comes from Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist, historian, and philosopher of science.

    Idea of the Month: The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask…

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