Some of our members have tried the Randomised Coffee Trial idea…..what about your organisation? Let’s hear your stories.
What is a Randomised Coffee Trial?
A Randomised Coffee Trial (RCT) is a simple but powerful idea that was invented by Nesta, an innovation charity. You pair people up at random across your organisation and give them the opportunity to have a cup of coffee and a chat together. RCTs break down silos and get people connecting and learning from each other.
Why are we encouraging Randomised Coffee Trials?
Because front line staff keep telling us they are experiencing less and less real-life, meaningful face-to-face interactions with other staff. In an era of complex workloads and electronic systems, we have lost the art of conversation and the many benefits it brings. We want to get the care sector talking again.
Conversation is a seriously underestimated tool for learning and change. RCTs are a simple but powerful idea….an effective, evidence-based way to build networks, break down silos, encourage collaboration and create real connections. Hundreds of organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors have introduced RCTs with great results.
We don’t prescribe the topic of the conversation for a RCT. During your coffee, you can talk about absolutely anything. It is simple an opportunity for reaching out, connecting, conversation, learning about each other.
So organize your RCT’s anytime – just DO IT! Join the rest of the world!!
As leaders, we are aware of what is going on in our organisations but we are not as involved or as connected as we could be. Randomised Coffee Trials are such a simple but powerful way of getting meaningful connections going which can lead to real change. Then share your RCT’s with the SACF – tell us how you experienced them in your organisation.