2. Building the Foundations

Welcome to Building the Foundations! This phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle
is about becoming more open to working together, building a shared understanding of the system, brokering agreement that business as usual is not enough to make large scale impact, and partnering with community as the foundation for change.

 

What you might see

  • Leaders have more confidence to create new ways of seeing the problem and potential solutions, based on their own knowledge and practices;
  • Leaders being more prepared to take risks;
  • Leaders are starting to explore the multidimensional and interconnected nature of relevant issues;
  • There is an openness to building something new together.

 

 

What you can do

  • Convene existing, new and emerging leaders to explore common interests and goals, as well as how they might work differently together;
  • Recognise the likelihood of speed bumps. It will likely be a case of two steps forward, one step back;
  • To better ‘understand the system’, develop an awareness of relationships, power, loyalties and potential gains and losses;
  • Identify where authorisation needs to come from (who needs to endorse you and others to take action);
  • To begin ‘building the container’, work with community to agree on a definition of the challenge;
  • Collectively agree on a process for creating a shared vision.
  • Develop a shared language on complexity, collaboration and leadership.

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