Hello! Have you wondered what other people do in their job? Whether they face similar challenges? Are you looking for ways to improve inter-organisational relationships? We’d really like to enable work-based exchanges (ie. spending a day or so shadowing someone in another job) between people working across health and social care. We know it can be challenging to find the time to do this for both the visitor and host, as well as to ensure that all the paperwork is in oder to do it. However, these challenges are not insurmountable and the potential organisational, personal and professional development are significant. What are your thoughts? Would you like to spend the day shadowing someone? If so, what would help you to do this?
I really like the way you’ve framed this Luisa. Whenever I have work shadowed someone my empathy for them always increases.
This could be a great offer that works across the whole Q membership (and beyond) in the same way the Hexitime timebank does, that got the most support in last year’s Q Exchange.
I would suggest you speak with Hexitime’s founders @johnlodge and @heshamabdalla – but I already did that before their launch. Great that you were able to join us for that 🙂
It’s possible that the QI capability framework that’s being developed (in Chris Collison’s Q Exchange project) might provide a helpful framework to enable people to work out who the best person to be shadowing actually is.
It could really help to optimise the process – even track its impact.
Can you join us for this workshop about it in Birmingham?: https://q.health.org.uk/event/workshop-building-an-improvement-capability-framework-for-q/ – lots of great people coming. (Might also be a rather good place to sound out people about your idea too!)