People involved in the question at hand, share their experiences from their own perspective, expressing what is important to them. Subsequently, they provide context to those experiences, ensuring accurate interpretation of their story and preventing bias of the reader. This way, we collect both qualitative and quantitative data.
In small steps, personal experiences are transformed into a shared perspective of reality (challenges & opportunities). This shared perspective leads to understanding underlying themes and initiatives for improvement (tangible actions or experiments).
Experimenten en acties uitvoeren
As experiences are continuously collected, we collectively monitor the effect of the actions or actions observe what works and what does not. We can reinforce what is successful and adjust what is not working (yet)."
By continuously collecting experiences and visualizing them in a dynamic dashboard, the shift in mindset within the organization becomes visible and manageable. The organization becomes fluid – consistently resilient – and learning-oriented. It continually refines its agility based on its own values, norms, and challenges.
Evaluate, learn and improve using stories
Why work with stories?
Reasons to work with stories are: a. Stories help us to understand (experiences of) people and gain a picture of situations. b. In stories, there is a lot of information for building insights and generating rough ideas for change, experiments, and/or initiatives. c. By telling a story, the storyteller reflects on his/her own life and actions, initiating change. d. Stories make visible what remains hidden without them. In organizations, this is referred to as the undercurrent. e. Everyone can tell stories, and no one is excluded. f. Stories are easy to remember and thus powerful in storytelling.