- Stories and more…the conversations that are possible
- Collective Leadership – Exploring new territories for evaluation
- What can we do with our stories? Reflections from the Faroes
- Where nothing is clear, and everything keeps changing – new territories for evaluation
- “The cynicism that passes for sophistication”
Category Archives: Partnership working
Changing places with stories is a new resource developed by Space Unlimited with Research for Real to help groups of people to work with stories to support learning and inspire action to improve our places. Experience shows that story-telling can … Continue reading
At a Total Place event today we were reminded “the revolution will be improvised”. A catchy meme for sure which reminded me of an article I’ve read some time ago by Frank J Barrett. He makes the point that there are lots … Continue reading
Recently I was at the same event as Jackie Killeen, Director of the Big Lottery in Scotland. It was great to hear her say this: “At BIG we have some positive experience of being able to find and utilise evidence … Continue reading
We know that multi-agency partnership working is difficult. “Collaboration is by nature inefficient. It is only sensible to collaborate if real collaborative advantage can be envisaged. The strongest piece of advice, therefore, is ‘don’t do it unless you have to’”. … Continue reading
I’m just back from a very interesting gathering of folk who find evidence use fascinating and want to see more of it. We at least seemed to agree that we want to create more of an appetite for evidence and want … Continue reading
See this short creative storyboard – with thanks to IRISS for their support How action research can help to deliver better services from iriss on Vimeo.
This is well worth a look……The Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament An important call for us all to talk about our assumptions, share our thinking and adopt a more experimental approach to the design and delivery of public services. … Continue reading
See this new page with a short article about the important debate about redefining the relationship between public services and communities and the role of research and evidence. It would be great to hear your responses.
The Craighead Institute have been awarded Mentoring in Business Project of the Year 2011 for their Management & Leadership Health, Work and Wellbeing Mentoring Project. The evaluation of this important project was undertaken by Research for Real. See the report … Continue reading