Coach Dickson’s Tips: Keep a Huddle Schedule!

Dr. Dickson

Dr. Dickson

News & Views features Idea System coaching tips from President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD: One of the most important parts of having a successful Idea System is to maintain a regular huddle schedule. The huddle should become a routine and should happen regardless of who is in attendance. The goal is to provide weekly updates on improvements in progress and discuss, as a team, any new problems that have been identified. If you’re having trouble finding a standard time, ask your team what would work best for everyone. Some teams have multiple huddles each week to allow as many people to attend as possible! Visit the Idea System website.

Coach Dickson’s Tips: Task List for Implementing Ideas

Dr. Dickson

Dr. Dickson

News & Views features Idea System coaching tips from President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD: It can be incredibly helpful to track what is being done to implement new ideas. The Idea System Guide uses a task list to help track what each person’s responsibilities are for a given idea. This could be on the idea board or a laminated piece of paper next to it. A task list encourages the team to agree on a next step toward implementation, and reminds you what is due each week. You can print out a task list from the Idea System website (Idea System Tools > Task List for Idea Boards). Have a question or need help with your Idea System? Submit a request and a Center for Innovation and Transformational Change coach or a team member will contact you!

Coach Dickson’s Tips: Keep Huddles Focused and Organized 

Dr. Dickson

Dr. Dickson

News & Views features Idea System coaching tips from President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD: Does your team’s idea huddle take longer than 15 minutes each week? Does your huddle discussion tend to go off topic? If your team is having trouble staying focused, here’s a great idea from the Nursing Professional Development Team! They improved their idea huddles by assigning  a team member to be a “shepherd” who keeps the group focused or recommends a small group meeting to discuss a task after the huddle. They also assign a “timekeeper” to work with the shepherd to keep the huddle on time and a “recorder” to write on the Idea Board. Find other spreadable ideas on the Idea System website!

Introducing Coach Dickson’s Idea System Tips: Leading the Huddle

Dr. Dickson

Dr. Dickson

News & Views introduces Idea System coaching tips from President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD. Have you noticed that your team’s Idea System relies on just one or two people to lead the huddle? Get more people involved by trying the Huddle Guide! Many Five-star Idea System teams use this step-by-step guide so all team members can take a turn leading the huddle. You can find a sample huddle guide on the Idea System website (Idea System Tools) or you can make your own! Have a question or need help with your Idea System? Submit a request and a Center for Innovation and Transformational Change coach or a Five-star Star Idea System team member will contact you!

 

Learn How to Make Your Idea System Five Star!

Looking for ways to advance your team’s idea system to five-star status? Visit the Idea System Five Star Assessment for full details. Idea System Assessment and Coaching Tips can help. The assessment has 22 “yes” or “no” questions that identifies areas for improvement. Coaching Tips provides ideas about how to reach the five-star level. If you answer “no” to a question on the assessment, use it as an opportunity to generate an idea about how to make it a “yes” – count these ideas toward your goal! Share the Idea System Assessment and Coaching Tips with your team to begin the journey to five-star Idea System success! Please submit completed assessments to the Idea System website.