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Small Experiments, Big Changes: Tworking Towards a Better Work Environment

Updated: Jan 23

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How to make small changes to improve your work environment
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Are you tired of the same old ways at work and longing for a better working environment? Well, you're not alone! At A Better Work, we believe that the smallest changes can cumulatively make a big impact. That's why we're here to introduce you to the power of tiny experiments that make your organisation better.

Embracing the Twork Philosophy

We're all about using our 'Tworks’ to make work better.' Inspired by the idea that even the tiniest of experiments (tweaks to your work = twork) can lead to big improvements, we've made it our mission to help you create your path to a better working environment.

Just like mastering communication in remote work or boosting team engagement, small changes can be a big game-changer.

Observe and Design

Before diving into experimentation, take a moment to look at your day-to-day tasks and interactions. What's holding you back from your best work? It could be anything from repetitive tasks to unproductive meetings.

Designing Your Experiment

Once you've pinpointed areas that need improvement, it's time to create your experiment. Remember, it doesn't have to be a big overhaul of your day-to-day work. In fact, small, manageable changes are often the most effective. Like New -Year's resolutions, the bigger ones often get left behind, untried. Start with small steps and watch them build momentum.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Meeting Makeover: If you find yourself overwhelmed by meetings, experiment with saying no to non-essential ones, setting stricter criteria for attendance or create space in your schedule with this simple ‘Twork.’ 

  • Task Optimisation: Analyse your daily tasks and identify the ones that don't add value. Can you automate them, find a more efficient way to complete them or dump them?

  • Team Bonding: Schedule intentional water cooler moments with your team. One of the major pitfalls of hybrid and remote is the loss of connection and network, how can you build it back up.

  • Meeting Amnesty: Have a meeting amnesty day where you and your team can focus solely on deep work without interruptions.

  • Weekly Team Development: Dedicate time each week to assess your team's progress and make adjustments to enhance collaboration and productivity.

Remember, the key is to experiment and adapt. Ensure there is a regular open mechanism to feedback. What’s working, what’s not, what are we learning, what needs changing.

Share Your Journey

As you trial your experiment, share your successes and challenges. Some of the greatest and most impactful change is from contained experiments that become a case study and examplar for others to follow. Sharing insights can inspire others to try their own experiments and contribute to a better overall work environment.

Give this week's twork a try!

Will you give it a try? From tiny acorns grow great oaks. No matter where you sit in the organisation, you have the power and control to make work a little better. Start by identifying one experiment you can trial. It may work, it might not. Make it safe to try and learn. Let us know how you get on.  

Explore Our Experiment Template and Workshop Plan

Ready to take your quest for better work environments to the next level? We have created an Experiment Planner. This download not only walks you through the steps to create a powerful and effective experiment plan but also gives you a workshop format so that you can involve your whole team or even multiple teams to encourage innovation and achieve successful meaningful change.

At A Better Work we work with our clients to make work better and more fulfilling. It's not about happiness, it's about feeling a sense of accomplishment, and building teams that work brilliantly together in good times and bad.

The best bit is all of this is good for your business - for your bottom line, for retention and for customer satisfaction. If you think we can help, reach out for a chat.

Let’s make work better together.

Michelle Wallace


A Better Work


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