evidence based team working
PROSOCIAL is a practical method for helping members of groups work better together. It was developed by scientists, combining robust bodies of research from evolutionary theory, economics and political science, and the applied behavioral sciences.
Years in development, it has already been used on a pilot basis on groups as diverse as government agencies, schools, companies, and neighborhoods. Now they are on a mission to expand their work and make it available to any group anywhere in the world.
PROSOCIAL training is a fast method that can take place during a single 2-day retreat or as three meetings with a little homework between meetings. The meetings can be face-to-face or can take place online. The group is led through the method by a trained facilitator. Data is captured throughout the process, which enables group members to know with confidence whether the method is working. The data is added to a multi-group database so that the PROSOCIAL development team can further improve its own ability to improve the efficacy of groups and wellbeing of their members. By the end of the method, groups will have:
O A stronger sense of identity and purpose;
O More flexibility for working toward valued goals;
O Greater awareness of the Core Design Principles (CDPs) and an assessment of the CDPs for their group;
O Awareness of Auxiliary Design Principles (ADPs) that are needed in addition to the CDPs;
O Short-term actionable goals that can take the group, step-by-step, toward its long-term goals.