Playing With Change
Posted on July 8, 2016
― Albert Einstein
Matt’s away, so we decided to PLAY! We will be playing with the concept of change, from the micro to the macro, from brain plasticity to social justice movements. We will even explore the concept of “play” itself as a tool for change.
What does change look like on a micro level? How do individuals work through change and transitions in their own lives? We will explore mindfulness, as well as Motivational Interviewing concepts, such as the Spirit of MI and the Stages of Change, as tools for individual change. We will explore how we can use these tools both in our work lives, as helpers, and in our personal lives, working on our own changes.
What about change for a team, department, or an entire organization? What unique challenges do groups face, and what supports are available? These posts will look at exciting change concepts like the Model for Improvement, the differences between Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance, and the Spirit of Quality Improvement.
And finally, we’ll explore the macro level of change, discussing social and community changes. To do so, we’ll share information on the Social Impact Model, and dive into recent major societal changes, like the expansion of rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.
We may take some other detours along the way, as changes are happening every day that matter to all of us. We know that this community is made up of diverse professionals who are committed to driving change, whether it be on a micro or macro level, or somewhere in between. We’re really looking forward to sharing our research, thoughts and explorations with you, and we hope you’ll feel inspired to share your ideas and experiences in the comments – as well as on social media (you can find us on Twitter here, and on Facebook here).
See you next week for our first post about change!