Should the staff that will be observed during the Process Walk be notified before-hand?
Absolutely! Be as transparent as possible. Don’t surprise anyone with a large group interview – that feels disrespectful and can make process workers defensive. If we truly uphold that it’s the process, and not the people in the process, why…
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