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Teal is short-hand for the future of work. It means bringing your whole self to work, a focus on purpose and self-management.

This podcast is a chat, over a cup of tea with the people who are making this change in health, care and the public sector, sharing stories of self-management in action.

A Cup of Teal with Helen Sanderson Helen Sanderson

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Teal is short-hand for the future of work. It means bringing your whole self to work, a focus on purpose and self-management.

This podcast is a chat, over a cup of tea with the people who are making this change in health, care and the public sector, sharing stories of self-management in action.

    Mairi

    Mairi

    Mairi talks her roles at Cornerstone and Mencap

    • 14 min
    Supported Living and COVID 19 - how are self-managing teams in the UK and New Zealand responding?

    Supported Living and COVID 19 - how are self-managing teams in the UK and New Zealand responding?

    This is my second podcast looking at how self-managed teams responding to the COVID pandemic, this time in Supported Living. I talk to Mandy, a new coach supporting the first self-directed teams in Choice Support. Mandy talks about the response at the local team level.  Then Jan Perkins from Tautoko Options in New Zealand, talks about how the leadership team is responding quickly to information and rules, and working remotely.

    • 30 min
    Angela Clarke: Black Lives Matter and Wellbeing Teams

    Angela Clarke: Black Lives Matter and Wellbeing Teams

    Angela Clarke is our National Advisor for Diversity. In our first podcast together Angela helps me think about, and challenges me, around ways that Wellbeing Teams can respond to Black Lives Matter, embrace diversity and challenge racism.

    • 32 min
    16. Phil Orton: HR Director with Making Space on sprints and surprises

    16. Phil Orton: HR Director with Making Space on sprints and surprises

    What gets in the way of you doing your best work? This is the question we used with Making Space, as they move towards greater autonomy in their HQ and operational teams. We used the cards from The Ready, and started a series of 3 sprints. Phil talks about the process, the outcomes and the surprises as we start the second sprint. 

    • 44 min
    Dan from Chorus

    Dan from Chorus

    Chorus is based in Perth, Australia, and has formed from merging three organisations. Dan, the CEO explains how they are exploring better ways of working that express their values and philosophy, starting with what inspires them. Dan talks frankly about the difference this is making to his role, and to him personally. He has some valuable reflections that I think are important for CEOs interested in self-management.

    • 38 min
    15. Wellbeing Teams and the impact of COVID-19

    15. Wellbeing Teams and the impact of COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the strengths and spirit of those who work in health and care, and brought into sharp focus the life-threatening cracks in the system. Three years ago, I set up Wellbeing Teams, the first self-managing teams in homecare in the UK. I wanted to create a provider organisation that brought together compassionate care and community connections, delivered by small self-managing teams. Would the self-management in Wellbeing Teams erode under the pressure of the crisis, and hierarchy gain a foothold, or would something else happen? In May, I talked to Wellbeing Team members, a Wellbeing Leader and the national lead supporting all Wellbeing Leaders, to find out.

    • 39 min

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