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Tweets of the Week, 22nd November 2019

The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world. (Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the blue text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).

School for Change Agents

It's week 3 of the School for Change Agents. This week is about purpose, new and old power and also building a shared purpose. You can sign up for the School here.
Claire shared her views on School after completing week 1, and her excitement for week 2.
Roxanne shared how lessons learnt from School have been applied to her day life.

Patient Care

Zoe has been getting up to date with the latest information about Operational Site Management Principles - the FOCUS model. If you’re involved in any element of hospital management here’s a 10 minute overview.
"When services don’t meet people’s needs properly it means they get less good care than other people. What can you do?” Read Aaron Oxford’s blog.


Many NHS staff members are saying that they want more flexible working.  This research states that even when policies get changed to allow more flexibility, people often don't take it in practice. Click here to read.

How can you make sure training and development lasts longer than the duration of the course? Hayley Lewis shared great ideas in this post.

What science can tell us about building great teams, insights from Kellogg Insight: Click here to read.

If you take away trust, what do you get?


There is a lot of value in showing our imperfect selves; it can give others the courage to give things a go, too. Lovely graphic by Sherrill Knezel.
We shouldn't be comparing ourselves to others, especially on social media. We start seeing others as competition rather than a community, here are seven ways to crush self-doubt in creative work.

The benefit of dogs at work to promote wellbeing.

Social Influence

Leigh presented a brilliant session on social influence and the effective use of social media as part of the #ProjectA Improvement virtual sessions. You can find out what sessions are coming up and watch recordings of previous Improvement talks by clicking here.
The data below shows how you can be a leading influencer at a conference without being a speaker. By live tweeting during the event, Leigh and Zoe made the list. See the data.

Spread and Scale 

Understanding complexity is essential to understand the spread and scale of innovation and improvement. Here are seven implications of seeing organisations as complex systems.
If you would like to learn about creating 'adaptive spaces' join Professor Uhl-Bien in her virtual session on 4th December, 4pm to 5pm. Click here to register.

What the team has been up to

Kathryn has co-authored an essay in the British Medical Journal with regular NHS Horizons collaborators Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans - to beat the anti-vaxxers, first we have to learn from them. You can find the article here.
Helen led a session on "scaling down & scaling up" at #GiantSteps19 with Jennifer Rodgers. You can view the slide deck here.
Here is a statement Helen wrote with Goran Henriks about leading from a place of love that was included in the session.
At #GiantSteps19 Helen listened to Matiu Bush talk about the "innovation commons". A space where people come together to share and learn powerful ways which low transaction costs. It sounds like how Horizons works via virtual collaboration and virtual communities.