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How to use the third space effectively

Do you struggle with the transition between a busy day at work and then engaging effectively at home? It’s hard to be truly present with your partner, children, family or housemates after a long, tiring day at the office or out in the field, so in this short episode we’re discussing a technique that might help you, called the third space. The third space can help bring more balance… Read more »How to use the third space effectively

What other factors affect adoption?

In a recent episode we explored the factors that affect the adoption of innovations but perhaps there are more! It is important for us as enablers of change to be continually thinking about these, as they’re so important to our work. In this episode we’re going to consider the social factors that affect adoption.  To think about factors affecting adoption, we started with Rogers’ five attributes (relative advantage, compatibility, complexity,… Read more »What other factors affect adoption?

What are the factors that affect adoption?

We often hear people talk about the factors that affect the adoption of innovations, but there seem to be several conflicting lists, so which one is right? In this episode we’re going to explore how our understanding of these factors has changed over time. Way back in 1962, Everett Rogers, fondly known as the father of the Diffusion of innovations theory, listed five attributes which affect the rate of adoption:… Read more »What are the factors that affect adoption?

Is co-design the same as co-innovation?

In previous episodes we’ve talked about the value of co-innovation, but how is this different from a co-design approach? In this episode, we’re going to explore the similarities and differences between these concepts, and then propose a model for collaborative project management. It’s a longer episode, but we’d love to hear your feedback about the ideas we’re proposing!  Co-innovation is a systems-based approach to facilitating practice change. It has… Read more »Is co-design the same as co-innovation?

Let’s stop offering so many choices!

Perhaps it’s a natural instinct, but many of us seem to excel in over-complicating things (we’re both putting up our hands here!). We like to think that more is better, but that is not the case when it comes to helping people make choices. In this episode we’re going to talk about how many choices we should offer people. In the year 2000, a professor from Columbia University undertook… Read more »Let’s stop offering so many choices!

What is action learning?

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Maybe like us you’ve heard people use the term ‘action learning’ and you’ve wondered whether it’s as simple as it sounds or whether there’s more to it? In today’s episode, we’re going to briefly explain action learning and point you to some great resources if you’re interested in learning more. We need to start by introducing you to Reg Revans who actually developed the idea of action learning back… Read more »What is action learning?

10 tips for running effective online focus groups

These days it can be difficult to run traditional focus groups, where people physically sit around a table and share their thoughts about a topic. In this post-COVID-19 world, many of us are concerned that the others in the room might share more than just their ideas with us, and we might catch COVID-19 ourselves! Or perhaps our organisation’s policies have changed and they’re much more likely to ask… Read more »10 tips for running effective online focus groups

Flipped learning… how to get people to do the pre-work

We’ve talked about the benefits of using a flipped learning approach before. It can save time during the session, allow deeper exploration of the topic and drive more effective engagement. But the greatest risk is that not everyone does the pre-work. In today’s episode, we’re going to suggest some ways to encourage everyone to do it. If our participants do not do the pre-work, it can make facilitating the… Read more »Flipped learning… how to get people to do the pre-work

Boosting communication impact with the rule of three

What is the simple, proven, powerful rule that we can use to boost the impact of our communication? In this episode, we’re going to share with you the rule of three! “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” This famous quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a great example of the rule of three. Our human ears, for whatever reason, like to hear triplets and there’s lots of interesting… Read more »Boosting communication impact with the rule of three

How adoption pathway analysis can help us

As enablers of change, it’s important that we keep up-to-date with the latest extension research. But sometimes it can be hard to get the journal article, let alone make the time to read and digest it! However, we thought we could help with this. In this episode we’re exploring adoption pathway analysis, thanks to a colleague of Denise’s… Oscar Montes. Oscar recently published a paper from his PhD research… Read more »How adoption pathway analysis can help us