Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead (ref).
Just as for any and all organizings, we need to match the aptitudes, skills, experience, and knowledge of our people to our purpose and culture.
The first people here at AKASHA got on with developing the business, operational, and organizational models. Now things are underway, clearly this becomes a reciprocal process as we all continue to develop those models, strategies, and plans help us work out how we need to expand our collective talent.
We might love academic training and development, but there's nothing quite like knuckling down to make a difference in the world. In other words, learning by doing. And that doing should maximize the opportunities for learning — we call these personal missions.
The right people are drawn to the right kind of missions. A personal mission is a challenge, often unprecedented in scope, and huge personal and team value can be derived in its planning, its execution, and its accomplishment.
The first few months in a new organization can set the tenor of that person's roles and performance for many years to come. It's essential then to demonstrate the utmost respect for the individual and AKASHA in the diligent crafting of a first personal mission.
It should be:
Strategic – aligning with and contributing to current strategy
Individual – aligning with the individual's own purpose and development goals
Co-operative – requiring interaction with people across the organization.
Click here for our personal mission template. [TO BE DRAFTED]
An organization that considers itself the sum of its payroll is doomed. No organization is an island, especially of course one that aims to start and grow a movement. Organizing naturally encompasses conversations, data and information exchange, sense-making, decision-making, and joint actions with all variety of stakeholders.
Everyone is very welcome to join our community, so long as they're more than happy to observe our code of conduct of course. Our joint success depends on it.
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