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Design in Policy meetup - What kind of communities?

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What kinds of communities exist and how might the Design in Policy group operate in the future?

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Design in Policy meetup - What kind of communities?

  1. 1. Design in Policy What kind of community?
  2. 2. • Communities can have informal or formal membership • Strong ties are created by the interplay of various incentives • Communities can be open, closed or distributed • Beware of horizontal hostility • When dealing with complexity, embrace liminality and boundary spanners Characterising community Building a community
  3. 3. ‘Do something’ ACTION ‘Learn about something’ LEARNING ‘Learn how to do some thing’ DEVELOPMENT ‘Work out what matters’ REFORM ‘Change something’ CREATE ‘Discover something’ DISCOVER Global Local System ‘Closed’ ‘Open’ On community ‘Distributed’
  4. 4. Community of purpose • Task and finish groups • Expert groups (with range of different views) ACTION Community of interest • Learning sets, Alumni • Hobby groups • User generated reviews LEARN Community of practice • Professional groups • Clubs DEVELOP Community of inquiry • Openspace technology, Gov Camps • Deliberative Dialogue • One Team Gov REFORM Community of innovators • States of Change • Free Agents • The School for Change Agents CREATE • ‘Unusual suspects’ festival • Pecha Kucha • TED Community of inspiration DISCOVER ‘Closed’ ‘Open’ On community Diverse Similar
  5. 5. Community of Interest Community of Practice Community of Purpose ‘Learn about Something’ LEARN ‘Learn how to do Something’ DEVELOP ‘Do something’ ACTION - Exchange of information - Common subject ‘bond’ - Shared craft and/or profession - Evolves based on members’ combined interests - Membership - Non Hierarchical - Cross disciplinary - Cut across silos - Fast - Lower bureaucracy - Common interests or passion - Informal - Organic - Shared ideas - Common practice - Formal relations - Reflection on practice - Shared tools - likemindedness - Common purpose - Action orientated - Mutuality - Shared process - Joint enterprise • Learning sets • Hobby groups • User generated reviews • Professional groups • Clubs • Networks (OGP) • Task and finish groups • Expert groups (with range of different views) e.g. peer to patent Defining Characteristic Incentives / benefits / Outcomes Hallmarks Examples in practice Future CommunitiesExisting Communities Qualities & Hallmarks What kinds of networks exist?
  6. 6. Community of Inquiry ‘Work out what matters’ REFORM - Sharing and influencing things - Expert input - Transparency - Openness - Collaboration - Sharing knowledge and ideas • OpenSpace • Deliberative Dialogue e.g. Citizen space • Unconferences • OTG Defining Characteristic Incentives / benefits / Outcomes Hallmarks Examples in practice Community of Inspiration Community of Innovators / Reformers ‘Discover something’ DISCOVER ‘Change something’ CREATE - Emotional ‘higher order’ participation - Surprise - Lateral thinking - Camaraderie - Reassurance - Systems change - Developing talent - Diversity - Serendipity - Intersecting beliefs - Shared paradigm - Loose / no ties - Uncommon practice - Intrapreneurial - Perceived as ‘radicals’ - Question everything - Holistic • ‘Unusual suspects’ festival • Pecha Kucha • TED • Intrapreneur school • The School for Change Agents • Gov Camps What kinds of networks are emerging? Future Communities Qualities & Hallmarks

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