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This week I've spent a good deal of time working on developing what I call a "Framework for Action". I want to use this framework as a guideline to enroll people into the process of taking action on a variety of different projects and network I lead.
Creators continues to be an invaluable resources to me (Thanks everyone!) and so I thought I'd give back again by sharing my draft "Framework for Action" with you.
Kindly read through and then share your thoughts and input. Here is what I have so far:
Discuss:
  • What are the problems and symptoms we are facing?
  • What are the opportunities and impacts that could be made?
  • What are our values and what do we want to achieve and for whom?
  • What data is available to us that shows what is currently going on?
  • Who or what organizations are currently addressing these problems or opportunities?
  • What strategies and tactics have been effective at addressing these problems or opportunities?
Plan:
  • What are are we going to do?
  • What resources do we need to support our action?
  • Who is going to support/managing the action we are going to take?
  • When are we going to take this action?
  • How are we going to record action we took?
  • What Key Performance Indicators are we going to track?
  • How are we going to acknowledge and reward action and results?
Act:
  • Do it.
  • Record it.
  • Report it.
  • Thank.
Evaluate:
  • What did we actually get done?
  • What did we get done vs. what we planned we do?
  • How did the getting it done go?
  • What was the feedback?
  • What can we learn?
  • What do we recommend we do differently next time?
Kindly reply with your feedback to the following questions:
  1. If you've done something like this before, is there another existing proven framework we should evaluate? If so which one(s)?
  2. Are we missing anything or should would you remove something? If so which and why?
  3. Any other questions you think I should be asking or something I should know?
Thank in advance for your help!
Joseph
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  • This is a great check-list. It is interesting that it is not clear how important this is for my Ning Network, but it is important for some of my other work. Any time you need to get serious about fixing a problem in the world, this kind of checklist can really help you get organized.

    A great thing about this check-list is that it is not too long. I am sure there are great books about doing this. For example, the Board of Directors of my church has an entire book on this kind of subject that they refer to. Presumably some simple searching on Amazon could find some books there; then the challenge is finding the better ones and distinguishing them from the poorer ones.

    The one thing the current political climate is reminding me of is that the "internet" does not necessarily distinguish the better content from the poorer content, but it does allow you to do it to a significant degree, but you have to be willing to put in the work, and there is a skill set here that is important to doing this well.

    In my opinion you have done a great job of hitting the high points on getting organized in a great, short piece. I think you should add this as a discussion on one of your groups.
  • You're welcome. I'm updating it now and will post update in a week or so.

    Joseph
  • Love it....thanks for the share!
  • Its a condundrum. Excuse me I gotta go make the rent.
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