Adopting the Ripple toolkit widely
The HWL Ripple toolkit have the potential to be applied to whole raft of personal, system and operational issues. The Circle of Care for instance could be adopted for job induction.
Care workers are naturally super-busy people so we don’t expect them to all become consultants overnight. However, as change-makers in their own organisations if employees can’t be entirely self-sufficient, the HWL Ripple toolkit will save a huge amount of precious time and energy.
Play at work
Change in a highly regulated workplace can create real anxiety where the learning curve for external consultants is too great or are affordable for small care businesses where often the need for improvement is most acute. The change may require new roles, working practices and lead to uncomfortable conversations. The HWL Ripple toolkit provides a way for care workers to imagine a better future for themselves and together.
Outsiders are valuable
Naturally there is still huge value in external, experienced and objective co-design facilitators to act as critical friends to stress test ideas or predict issues. The HWL Ripple toolkit provides a powerful way of employees getting started and maintaining momentum when budgets are tight and specialists with the insight are rare.
Academic and enterprise collaboration
The cultural difference between academic settings and business can lead to contrasting approaches and friction that prevents collaboration. HWL Ripple toolkit cuts though the differences and unites different cultures and roles in a shared sense of purpose, creating synergies that enable more effective collaboration.
In a user-centred environment many desired improvements are micro, day to day adjustments that can make a big difference. The HWL Ripple toolkit can help overcome these small problems quickly and easily as well as address systemic transformation.