DECISION MAKING MEDIATION
We also have a suite of pre-framed projects based on common problems we've seen. All completely customizable to
HOW WE WORK
We use the proven technique of Systemic Design,
a model of Design Thinking to frame the work we do.
This inquiry process was co-developed by leaders in the field to tackle complex social system problems, and works especially well for community led-design.
No matter what the problem, this method gives us a way forward and is founded in principles of collaboration. Nothing is missed with this type of comprehensive problem analysis.
We act as the guides, facilitators and mediators of the entire process, catering all activities inclusively to your needs.
Helps to identify boundaries, interdependencies, strengths, restrictions, barriers and possibilities
Makes space for communication where there might be tension
Creates opportunity for both objectivity and subjectivity
Adds creativity and excitement to work processes
OUR THINKING IS UNIQUE
We draw from innovative theories of change to create simple processes that empower a collaborative mindset.
Because we can all do so much more when we do it together.
Get clear first.
Getting clear on goals, values, working styles and visions of the future we want to create is the key to leading effective collaboration. It's easier said than done: unchecked assumptions at the beginning of a discussion or project are like hidden traps that seem to come out of nowhere to cause hurt and confusion. We use proven techniques of strategic communication, collective envisioning and incremental reflection to ensure that every step we take is a step that we can take together, and in the right direction.
Seeing the connections.
To understand where you want to go, you have to know where you are. This is especially true in transformation analysis. Systems Thinking directs us to consider the elements, interconnections and purpose of a system, and assess if it’s functioning to achieve the desired results. Systems Thinking is a way to look at a system in light of its purpose, its parts, and how those parts contribute to the whole, to see whether and how it can be improved.
Making space for all voices.
We understand the importance of listening to multiple perspectives; it empowers, engages and often leads to powerful insights that otherwise might never see daylight. We also know that while leadership is important, solutions handed down from on high are never as powerful as a community working together to solve their own problems. Solutions we build together have a greater impact, last longer, and are more flexible to change over time.
Envisioning the Future together.
Futures Thinking uses multidisciplinary approaches to identify the current ideas, trends, and technologies that will be the most transformative to our society. This gives us a basis for imagining what the future could be. We bring your community into that process, adding your values, strengths, and challenges to the discussion to determine what possible future you want to create. Because ultimately nobody can see the future; we make it. Futures Thinking helps us to be deliberate and proactive makers of the future we want.