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!