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  • In light of the COVID-19 response: The Psychology-4-Improvement (P4I) team have decided to cancel the face-to face Get together in Bristol and instead to host a Virtual – Get Together! We are sorry that we will not be meeting in person just yet and hope that you are still able to join us virtually for this event. The event will be hosted on ZOOM o…Read more

  • Matt Ploszajski posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi Maria. Thanks for joining us. It sounds like you have a really valuable perspective.
    If you are interested and able to make it, there is a meeting coming up on April 3rd in Bristol hosted by the Psychology 4 Improvement Q Exchange group. This is the first planning meeting in a project to bring together psychologists and improvement experts…Read more

    • Thanks Matt, that was already on my radar, and sadly cannot make it due to school holidays. Sounds really useful for next time. All the best and thanks for the welcome!

  • Matt Ploszajski posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    That’s a really interesting point. I have been taking a greater interest in narrative psychology recently too, and I really like the work coming out of mental health circles about the how the themes drawn out of people’s autobiographical memories has a huge impact on their wellbeing. I think it is absolutely something that could be applicable t…Read more

  • Matt Ploszajski posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    @andrewware Many thanks for the suggestions. These are some excellent avenues to explore and I have not used tripdatabase before, so thank you also for pointing me towards that.
    There is currently a debate in our department over whether we should provide specific psychoeducation (so things like the Kubler-Ross Change Curve, or the pitfalls of the…Read more

  • Matt Ploszajski posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Thank you. These are all excellent suggestions I’m sure. I had not come across them before, and it is really helpful to have some extra avenues to explore.
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can arrange another Prof Uhl-Bien talk, because I found the last one to be highly informative and it is something that I have disseminated widely around…Read more

  • I thought I would pose a question to the members of this group: At the Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement (ABCi) hub, we are keen to deliver more specific training on psychological concepts that will help people to be creative and succeed at innovation within the high stress environment of the NHS. It is encouraging that there are so many ways…Read more

    • Hello

      I have done training looking at applied complexity in organisations via Cognitive Edge. An awareness of psychological concepts are most useful in aiding people with their improvement / innovation projects, rather than teaching it to them in my opinion. It takes translating that knowledge into something with utility.

      I don’t think this…Read more

      • Hi Andy, I think you’re so right to point to the challenge of ‘translating’ psychological knowledge into something with utility.
        It’s interesting that a lot of the complexity/networks theorists (like Snowden and Stacey?) tend to propound very anti-individualist models that reject the idea of individual psychology as falling into the error of being…Read more

      • @matthewmezey Really? I haven’t come to that conclusion about Snowden or Stacey. Emergent behavior through individual agents interacting with each other might sound removed from identify the agents as individuals, but I wouldn’t call it anti-individualist. I wouldn’t call them theorists either as Snowden worked and observed his teachings at…Read more

      • Hi Andy,
        It’s great that there seems to be growing interest in Snowden’s SenseMaker in the NHS – I completed a SenseMaker-based survey for NHS Horizons only last week. Will be fascinating to see the results of it.
        And one of the SenseMaker offshoot orgs just concluded its court battle with SenseMaker, so is now presumably going to be available to…Read more

      • @andrewware Many thanks for the suggestions. These are some excellent avenues to explore and I have not used tripdatabase before, so thank you also for pointing me towards that.
        There is currently a debate in our department over whether we should provide specific psychoeducation (so things like the Kubler-Ross Change Curve, or the pitfalls of the…Read more

      • Hi @matthewploszajski

        Kubler-Ross change curve is ok, in the context of QI it would be for us to have an awareness of it and to ensure people don’t read frustration, denial and ‘depression’ as resistance to change. Sometimes there is resistance because it is just a crap idea.

        A collaborative approach usually negates this but there will be people…Read more

    • Hi @matthewploszajski
      I think a bunch of people at Swansea Medical School all did training in Profs Kegan and Lahey’s ‘Overcoming Immunity to Change’ approach, and found it very valuable. (You could contact Prof Judy McKimm to find out more about what they did).

      I think the ‘Immunity to Change’ tool is an easy-to-use approach to unlocking the…Read more

      • Thank you. These are all excellent suggestions I’m sure. I had not come across them before, and it is really helpful to have some extra avenues to explore.
        I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can arrange another Prof Uhl-Bien talk, because I found the last one to be highly informative and it is something that I have disseminated widely around…Read more

    • Hi Matt,
      I think the NHS England/Improvement report on innovation and spread (written by Diane Ketley from NHS Horizons) will draw strongly in Prof Uhl-Bien’s framework. It’s been put back from September to early next year.
      I should be seeing her at an event tomorrow, and will check on developments…!

    • Hi,
      I’ve found that considering narrative psychology and being able to articulate the change in a way that has personal meaning and impact is really popular. It helps people really connect with why their change is important and to be able to communicate this effectively. Other useful concepts are Bridges transition model, going into depth about…Read more

      • That’s a really interesting point. I have been taking a greater interest in narrative psychology recently too, and I really like the work coming out of mental health circles about the how the themes drawn out of people’s autobiographical memories has a huge impact on their wellbeing. I think it is absolutely something that could be applicable t…Read more

    • Anyone forming their career over the past 20 years will have been subjected to the cult-like coffee-shop level psychobabble that has exploded into organisational life. There’s a load of evidence free claptrap touted by all kinds of people selling the atomistic old yarn about ‘know thy self’. Read deceit and self deception by Robert Trivers. The p…Read more

    • Hi Matt,

      Apologies for coming late to the group. I’ve recently been looking at Mindsets and coaching.

      I believe the ability to effectively improve has to start with yourself. Carol Dwecks insights into a growth minset helps shift from I can’t do this to I can’t do this yet…

      The Arbinger institute makes a more profound insight regarding…Read more

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