Top tips to get started with a behaviour change project
What can I do first?
You have read the six steps to completing a behaviour change project and have grasped some examples. It might seem a bit overwhelming at this stage but chunking it up into different stages will help. So, what shall I do first? Here are a few top tips:
In your next team meeting, or one to one with your manager, you could bring up that you’ve read these pages.
- Before that discussion, think precisely about the behaviour that you are trying to change – what, who, where, when, how?
- You could ‘steal with pride’ and propose a quick win from the case studies section. If other councils have achieved a change in behaviour, why not start with something which you know has worked? Would speaking to that council help to gain some further ideas? Do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link up with a council.
- Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. It does not need to be perfect. Like anything, you’ll learn as you go, and next time, it’ll be even better.