Neighbourhood Midwives was the first health care start-up to embrace self-management. Annie describes why and how Neighbourhood Midwives started and how they worked to create a culture of psychological safety. She describes the challenges of new ways of working within the NHS and how the midwives agreed their own rotas and self-managed. Although Neighbourhood Midwives closed in 2019, it is inspirational to hear what is possible in health.
At the end of their first phase, two years after they started, Michelle talks about what she is proud of and what we need to develop. She introduces the specific practices used in Wellbeing Teams, for example, the tactical meeting process. Michelle was the first Team Coach in Wellbeing Teams and later became the Wellbeing Leader, taking the teams through our first CQC inspection where we were rated 'Outstanding'.
Edel talks frankly about the highs and lows at the end of the first year of their move to self-management. She describes what they learned from the first three teams and how the number of teams has grown. Hear Edel talk about challenges around communication, the role of managers, technology and productivity.
How did self-management get started in health and care in Australia? Yumi, from Purpose at Work, has the inside story. She shares her 3 reason why this is happening and her reflections on the role of the CEO. A must listen to for any CEO's thinking about self-management in their organisation.
A radical new approach to care, Equal Care Co-op are developing a platform-based moel, rooted in co-production and organised through sociocracy (an approach to self-management). Emma Back, one of the founders, explains their vision, what has happened so far and introduces 'care coins'. Equal Care Co-op could be a major disrupter in health and care.
Choice Support is the first large social care organisation in England to commit to moving towards self-management. The Director of Operations, Dave Jackson explains how they are getting started with two teams, their vision and early challenges. Hear his radical view of the future of HR, IT and Finance in a self-managed structure.
Cornerstone in Scotland is the pioneering large social care charity to move towards self-management. This is my first of three conversations with the then CEO Edel Harris, right at the start of their journey. She explains why they wanted to do this, where their ideas came from, their early successes and challenges.
It was two books and an online programme, the AltMBA, that led Wellbeing Teams. Wellbeing Teams are small, self-mananaged teams, inspired by Buurtzorg and operating in two areas of England. This first podcast explains why I started Wellbeing Teams, why the podcast is called 'a cup of teal' and how I want to learn with and from other pioneers of self-management in health, care and public services.