I often get asked about how to position participatory work within an entrenched hierarchical structure. Here's some thoughts on that after being on a few calls recently around change in healthcare systems in Canada:
I continue to be amazed by what happens when you create the conditions for people to step and truly own their own situation and find solutions together. Lighthouse Media Group in Bridgewater is forging a way forward. We had a fantastic all staff day, have reformed the core team and are moving ahead with innovation projects to bring to stakeholder event in May. More to come on all that once we are further down the road ...
For now, I wanted to share the video we did to invite projects. We are working with a model that my mate Alastair Jarvis introduced to me called Disruptive Innovation. Here's the video:
Welcome to the Change Ahead blog! I'll be posting in five main categories to help you navigate the content:
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I am finding myself in some great work recently that is in truly unchartered territory of how to lead and create change for the common good. We have had great conversations about fear and courage. This video from Bob Wing just hots it on the head for me. Enjoy … more on Bob Wing at www.warrioroftheheart.net .
"If you're already engaged in leading change in your organization or you're already engaged in leading change in your community, across your sector, field or industry, this is the next level," he says. Read more ...
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