For organisations to move forwards it is important that they understand the cultural dynamics within it and the particular needs of it’s employees or beneficiaries.
The Skills Lab uses ethnography to provide this type of feedback. It is a qualitative research method, employed by anthropologists and other social scientist to observe and study human behaviour in a given context and provide an in-depth description of every day life practices. These can include culture, values and belief systems.
In schools we help teachers and managers understand the different groups of students within school and can help target children who need most help. We can also provide training and resources to help teachers undertake their own mini-ethnographic studies and begin to make sense of the insights gained. Our Leadership Impact Programmes can help staff gain a deeper insight into their pupils and provide a creative process to structure the design, development and delivery of intervention or school improvement projects.