13. CO-PRODUCTION – SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES, REFLECTING ON OUR LEARNING
Coproduction is a term we frequently hear and use. If we stop to examine the way we work in every interaction and every conversation, do are truly recognise everyone’s assets, engage in mutually respectful and beneficial relationships and actively endeavour to reduce traditional power imbalances? Co-production – Sharing Our Experiences, Reflecting on Our Learning is our way of contributing to the discussion on what coproduction is from our perspective. We have also outlined Top Ten Tips for Coproduction on page 19 to offer some practical points to keep in mind.
“As we collated narrative accounts, and reflected on our learning over the last 7 years, it became clear that new ideas, opportunities and passion arise consistently from experiences of co-production on the ground. At a time when services are very stretched and conventional problem-solving approaches are outdated, working together as equals becomes a powerful force for connection and improvement. It reignites hope and humanity, and embraces talents and energies that have previously been disregarded.” Anna Lewis, Lead Author & ImROC Senior Consultant.