Co-production, hammers and nails

We have been facilitating co-production for several years.  In public services this is where the people providing the service and those receiving it work together on equal terms.  We’ve worked with citizens and service providers to improve health and other services. A speech by Mark Brown to a ‘Fulfilling Lives’...

Who knows where Trustees’ time goes?

What makes for good trustees and good governance? I am fascinated by this question. I’ve been on several trustee boards – local, national and international – and advised and supported different types of board. I value the volunteer model in which people give their time and expertise to oversee the...

How distant is distant?

I’ve been working with groups for years, helping them improve how they work together. The question of geography often comes up as a barrier to working together. When I probe, ‘geography’ can mean many things – one team in London, one in LA; a remote outpost in the North, core...

A story about collaboration in the Health Service

It was one of those moments when I thought I’d got it completely wrong. We had been working on a major project about integrating health and social care – one of the great challenges facing the UK. We had been supporting a collaboration across health and local authorities for more...

Virtual Groups Workshop

En Français 28th March 2017 In English 18th April 2017 Voulez vous savoir comment aider un groupe à effectivement collaborer à distance ? Do you want to find out how to help virtual groups go deeper in their collaboration? Pourquoi cet atelier ? Pour comprendre quels sont les bénéfices d’une...