What are the mental model shifts and other “intangible” (yet important) factors that can support the long-term health and sustainability of a collaborative? Jen, Robert, and Tracy discuss four mindset shifts that can help build stronger partnerships as well as go over some pitfalls to avoid when doing collaborative work.
This episode continues the theme of “Getting Started” in collective impact by focusing on some underlying factors including building relationships and shifting mindsets that can support the long-term success of a collaborative effort.
1:44: Before diving into these key factors for success, how did we come up with these factors in the first place?
3:44: Four mental model shifts that can be helpful to support a collaborative’s work and long-term sustainability.
17:00: Other “intangible” factors that can support a collaborative’s success, including building a culture of learning, including learning from failure, and supporting a broader understanding of leadership.
22:00: Pitfalls to avoid that can challenge a collaborative’s growth and ability to reach their goal.
Footnotes and Resources:
- Resource: Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact
- Tools: Facilitating Intentional Group Learning: A Practical Guide to 21 Learning Activities
- Webinar: How to Integrate Continuous Learning into Collective Impact
- Webinar: Aligning Partners in Collective Impact
- Blog: The Three Elements of Continuous Learning: Priorities, Plans, and Culture
- The Culture of Collective Impact podcast and blog.
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