1. Readiness Runway

Welcome to the Readiness Runway! This phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle
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

  • Community members talking about the need for leadership but looking to others to lead;
  • Government agencies acknowledging the need for community leadership but not being sure how to enable or support it;
  • Service providers committed or tied to existing service provision and feeling that they are too busy to ‘step up’;
  • Existing leaders being encouraged and rewarded for maintaining status the quo, with change initiatives being ad hoc or short lived. They may begin to understand that the way services are delivered, and organisations work together needs to change, but might think that others need to change first.
  • People are protecting turf and advocating for their own interest. Leadership is still fragmented. 

 

 

What you can do

  • Identify existing leaders who are open to new ways of working;
  • Identify and support potential or emerging leaders to advocate for collaborative change;
  • Explore how to build trust and ways of working together before attempting to establish a shared agenda or forming a formal leadership group or ‘backbone’.
  • Lead with questions to diagnose where there is readiness for change and resist the pull to providing solutions
  • Develop a sense that it is possible to achieve different outcomes by working differently.
  • Identify where there is urgency for change and consider those who have the most at stake.

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