Case studies of new professionalism
You may have noticed that we have a bit on an interest in professionalism at Demos at the moment. What does it look like in a world where people are less deferential? Where we have Google to provide us with all the knowledge in the world? And where the value of professional boundaries and identity are repeatedly called in to question in the name of 'joined up' services?
Well, fortunately we have some projects to explore these issues [here, here, and here] ...and we're on the look-out for some interesting case studies at the moment. Specifically:
We are looking for examples of changes to services to which help meet people's needs more effectively, but which also have strong implications for professionals' individual roles and for the way in which they relate to each other.
Examples of this might be come from new policies, which serve to re-write job descriptions (like Every Child Matters), or from new technology, new information, or new ideas which change services ' and in turn have the effect of changing professional roles/functions/identities.
If you think you have seen ' or are part of ' any of these examples we'd live to hear from you. The comments section is now working, or you can email me by clicking here if you have any suggestions. We're after some of the little anecdotes aswell as the big picture stuff, so send us in what you've got! Thanks,