Phase 1. Readiness Runway
is all about cultivating urgency for change, having conversations and dialogue about the need for working differently, forming relationships, and building trust.
What you might see
- There is a sense that ‘things are not working’, people are voicing complaints about individual elements, policies or services, or issues with particular cohorts in the population;
- There are some innovative thinkers and doers, although they are disconnected from each other;
- People are making assumptions about what ‘they’ (other cohorts or disadvantaged groups) need and expressing a desire for simplistic solutions.
What you can do
- Build awareness of the complexity of the situation;
- Learn about different place-based approaches;
- Build an understanding of the lived experience of people by spending time in their context, hearing their stories, understanding their perspective and building authentic relationships;
- Identify instances of what’s working. Identify positive deviance in the system individuals, practices, organisations;
- Connect values aligned, action orientated local innovators to build a critical mass of support and to build momentum;
- Prepare yourself for innovation by reflecting on your mindsets for innovation.
Innovation Tools & Resources
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Understand where your initiative is on the Collaborative Change Cycle
Deep Collaboration is a process or way of working that was created by First Nations and other Multicultural Australians to find new ways to work and lead together. This handout outlines a reading, created by Micky Scott Bey Jones (for the Interaction Institute for Social Change) that can be used to frame the ‘space’ we are trying to create together.
An overview of important things to consider (beyond Cultural Competency) before entering into partnerships between First Nations and Other Multicultural Australians. It includes concepts such as understanding the historical patterns of working, being aware and making decisions about language and growing awareness around different types of power.
This resource provides an introduction to social innovation processes that will help you rapidly test your assumptions in a cost-effective way.
This resource helps individuals think systemically about social change, explore what is happening below the surface on issues they care about, and determine how they and their organizations can pursue large-scale change in a disciplined and holistic manner.
This resource describes six conditions of systems change: policies; practices; resource flows; relationships and connections; power dynamics; and mental models.