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7-minute briefings

OSAB have developed a series of 7-minute Briefings as a learning tool for use in supervision, team meetings, or just as a reminder of the key issues around a particular theme or current issue.

Close up of a watch face.Why 7 minutes?

Research suggests that seven minutes is an ideal time-span to concentrate and learn.

For most workplaces, learning for 7 minutes is manageable, and learning is more memorable because it is simple and not clouded by other pressures.

The brief duration should hold people’s attention, as well as giving managers something to share with their staff.

What is in the 7-minute Briefings?

The briefings will not have all the answers, but it is hoped that they will act as a springboard to help teams and their managers reflect on their practice and systems. The expectation is that team leaders will present briefings to their staff, on a regular basis.

The content of the briefings are a mixture of new information, such as learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews, or a reminder/repeat of basic information with challenges to think about the application of the practice in the team.