This manual is an accessible introduction to the Oasis Seven Stage Model for effective working relationships, developed from years of research and practice by Oasis.
The model is cyclical, dynamic and developmental.
It arose from the need to provide people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a simple overview of the stages of an effective interpersonal or helping relationship. As well as offering a complete model, each stage offers specific skills that can be applied according to the needs and priorities of a relationship.
The model simplifies the realities of practice; it reduces disparate experience into manageable pieces and acts as a guide to what you might do. It provides a much-needed framework to help you make decisions and be more effective. It offers transferable skills and understanding which can be applied to your work with people, as well as projects, systems and processes.