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Tweets of the Week 3 September, 2021

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).   


You're welcome to join us at the next #Caring4NHSPeople event, which will be about how relationships can affect our health and wellbeing. Wednesday 8 September, 4pm to 4pm. The joining details are here.

Some useful tips for those returning to work after their holiday.  

Here is a brilliant article to reflect on about whether some meetings are truly necessary and some of the lessons that have been learnt from remote working. To read the article, click here.

“For any human being, Olympian or otherwise, learning when to say no can bring peace. And isn’t that something we all deserve?” 

Boundaries are crucial for their wellbeing, however some people struggle to implement them. Click here to read the article and find out more.

Improvement & Change

Too often we make bad decisions by only considering the options given to us. 5 ways to avoid this: 1) Map possibilities 2) Deconstruct given options 3) Seek out diverse ideas 4) Make multiple options our standard 5) Add an unworkable option. To find out more on how to avoid the pitfall of binary decisions click here. 

Here is Helen's top ten list of researchers that change agents can learn from would include @julie_battilana & Tiziana Casciaro. A summary of their new book "Power, for all: how it really works and why it’s everyone’s business" can be found here.

If we have big goals and ambitions for improvement, we need a mindset and methods for experimentation and learning. We have to expect some failure on the way. We won't get there using the approaches & thinking that might have worked before. Here is an inspiring graphic by @OzolinsJanis.

Leading like an anthropologist to lead change well may be key to successfully create change. @deborahrowland this idea further in her article and explores the  "Perceived Weirdness Index" further too: if you're too low on the PWI, you can't challenge the system. If you're too high, you get ignored as "too whacky". To read the article, click here.

Helen reminds us how important the community around us is when we want to create change.


Mid level leaders are often the people who hold our organisations together. They make a massive contribution despite constantly competing & changing priorities. To find out more about the skills that mid level managers need, check out @CCLdotORG's research in their article here.

As we shift our focus from organisations to systems, how do we make things simpler rather than more complex? This six-point “hexagon action” model is designed to help us focus/prioritise our leadership work on principles of simplicity. Find more out here.
The #ImprovementMethodOlympics was a great way for people to share ideas and learn from others. One thing that was great to see was people talking about a blend of 'hard data' and dialogic approaches. Here is a great representation of Lego being used to present data.  

Collaborative working 

If you are working collaboratively with other organisations or teams. The Collaboration Spectrum from @Tamarack_Inst is a powerful tool for getting people on the same page. For an overview click here and for the actual tool click here.    


tweets of the week