LEARNING BY DOING
One way we’ve learnt to avoid falling into that trap is to centre development programmes around action. We use practical projects that give participants an opportunity to explore a particular organisational issue or skill. This can happen through self-directed work, or through work done in a group, for example through our approach to peer coaching or to impact research.
We use practical projects that give participants an opportunity to explore a particular organisational issue or skill.
Impact Research & Peer Coaching
Impact Research asks participants to identify and explore an issue they’re curious about that also has business relevance to their organisation. The participant uses primary and secondary research to produce either a written report or presentation on the subject, which is focused on practical recommendations for how that issue or problem could be advanced, or how what they’ve just discovered could benefit a wider group of people.
Through our peer coaching programmes we get people using the tool as quickly as possible, and centre the programme around practice. We bring people together colleagues to learn about coaching processes and then two people are partnered and carry out a series of sessions either face to face or virtually, during which they’re asked to reflect on the experience with the Koreo team.
This type of intervention usually works best when responding to the specific context of the organisation, so we’re more than happy to design something specific with each client.