How we create impact from first principles


Create 1: Create a joint vision of for the first 6 months of the merging of 2 telecomm firms?

  Resolution: We did. It took one week with 6 change champions from each organization but 3 weeks to identify who these were. They created a 2 year program based on insights from participatory principles. Once we had the right mix of change leaders, they created it - we facilitated the process  

Create 2: Create an applied impact from academic research

  Resolution:  Created the Bridging Theory and Practice Exchange  hosted at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Insight at the London School of Economics and Political Science - This exchange creates acommunity of practice crossing sector boundaries. Bring practitioners and academics into the same space. Invite experts into the room and give the chair to the person closest to the impact. 

"I found the meeting very stimulating.  It reminds us that perspectives on norm change – even within the same disciplinary approach – are also uniquely different and contested.  It also reminds us that absorbing the implications of disciplinary perspectives takes considerable time.  Importantly learning how to interpret behaviors is vital, but the best we can do is give people a range of options as to how norms may change so they can draw on that which is most relevant to them in their particular contexts and moments in time. 

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this learning group." 

Dr Caroline Harper, Head of Programme, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Overseas Development Institute, UK. May 22, Bridging Theory and Practice, LSE. 

The Media and social norms collaborator

Create 3: Maximize the number of mothers attending anti natal care clinics.

  Resolution: Investigated the community through immersion drawing on insights from design thinking – did the birth clinic exist? Did the mother know about it? Does the mother make the decision to attend? No. So we re-engaged with the donors re-framing the core issues around the demand and supply of anti natal care clinics. A new picture emerged of what success looked like.   

Exciting new approach to increase our impact!

Kavita is in advanced training with supervision at TA works (Oxford) as an Organisational and Educational Psychotherapist. The work has a deep impact on 1-2-1 coaching, improved facilitation, training and working with MULTICULTURAL and TRANSNATIONAL groups in change. The perspective is emergent, co-created, ethical, contemporary and systemic.