Using Lived Experience to shape better workplaces

In this episode Leyla talks about lived experience, what it is and how it can be used to shape a better workplace. Continue Reading Using Lived Experience to shape better workplaces

Welcome to the 149th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about lived experience, how it shapes policy, and our perspectives, and improves the way we do things.

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On today’s show about Lived Experience

  • Why I chose to talk about this topic. [01:07]
  • What the term lived experience means. [02:02]
  • The meaning of the term co-production. [03:20]
  • Some gaps we see in workplace policies. [07:11]
  • How we can use this concept in the workplace. [09:39]

Quotes related to Lived Experience

  • Lived experience can also be used in academia and research, particularly in relation to health and social care.
  • I think lived experience in the workplace should be about engaging a wider audience and range of perspectives to shape workplace practices, changing for the better and taking an intersectional approach.
  • The term lived experience provides a unique person-centered approach in terms of knowledge, which can help to present important information that’s often missing.
  • We don’t want people to feel they are trapped in a web of really difficult, hard to navigate workplace policies.
  • Return to work policies sometimes feel quite punitive and not fit for purpose.

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