From the margins to the mainstream

https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/Margins_to_Mainstream.pdf

1. A systems mindset and a long-term view

  • Celebrating collaboration and demonstrating value
  • Mobilise around common missions we can influence
  • Understand what levers we can use to drive collective impact
  • Develop a portfolio of experiments that test different levers
  • Don’t try and come up with a solution to problems we don’t yet understand
  • Create space for people to share what matters to them to surface the ingredients for collective action
  • Come up for air from the emergency response to learn from others
  • Open up people’s imaginations to test together ways to respond to futures we can’t yet fully grasp
  • Help people feel comfortable about being uncomfortable

2. Reframing how we understand and perceive risk

  • Blend the experimental and the systemic
  • Not needing to do everything at the same time
  • Develop communities of practice around the ideas you’re developing
  • Continue to research while you’re prototyping
  • Don’t just meet people’s needs, challenge what they need
  • Test different social norms

3. Collaborative culture

4. Permission and empowerment for staff

5. Trusted relationships that can carry the weight of change

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Head of Policy Design, Scrutiny & Partnerships @newhamlondon #localgov Co-founder of #systemschange & #servicedesign progs. inspired by @cescaalbanese

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