Phase 4. Scaling Up
What you might see
- Broad support for the collaboration to achieve goals;
- Local, specific innovations being set up and trialled with multiple partners;
- Government listening and working to enable community change processes;
- Infrastructure being built to support the agenda (e.g. shared measurement, strategic learning, communication);
- New people and partners getting involved and try new things to address the issue;
- The 'backbone' entity negotiating across different agendas to facilitate alignment to the shared agenda;
- Partners working to increase the number and diversity of sectors and stakeholders aligning their leadership, resources and effort to the agenda.
What you can do
- Build the infrastructure and foster collaborative ways of working for large scale action;
- Ensure that community members and factions are still joining;
- Authorise the priorities set by the community decision-making structure and the agenda for change;
- Create and adapt systems and processes to manage the work more effectively;
- Identify and implement quick wins to continue to test assumptions and ensuring continuous adaptation to achieve community and systems level change;
- Work to increase number and diversity of sectors and stakeholders aligning their leadership, resources and effort behind the agenda.
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