Building blocks

Four Building Blocks to Guide the Process

There are four building blocks to support an Effective Collaborative Action journey. Each building block represents an important body of work needed to bring about systems transformation. Since the methodology can be applied across a variety of contexts with different lengths and in different subject areas, the application and use of these building blocks will look different for each engagement.

Our first impulse might be to use the methodology linearly, starting with the first block then moving on to the next. Instead, we want to encourage a more fluid approach, one where elements are introduced as they are needed and a component from one building block might be used alongside a component from another.

An example might help. Say you are working in Understand the System. You might want to utilize collaborative techniques and tools found in the Co-create building block as well as tools to capture learning found in the Learn and Adapt building block. We’ve designed the methodology to be flexible in how it can be used and urge you to experiment with it so it adds the most value to your systemic change journey.

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