Perhaps the biggest challenge before us is to "do something" that will drive engagement and growth.
I've worked in many collaborations over the years and though everyone comes to the table for the core mission statement, very quickly "details disagreement" enters the work effort and the initiative really bogs down.
I've been attempting to pass along lessons learned and new solutions innovated because of these realities, but obviously this group is not ready to step too far beyond what exists in the world today.
I offer up a new approach to try.
Let's try to establish what we agree on!
Create a reference doc, place anything we find we agree on in it, and then we have a solid foundation with which to move forward. This will also create a great starting-place doc for any newcomers to check out - to evaluate joining the group as either just a supporter or an active participant.
In searching for agreement many questions will emerge. Some will be very board and some will be detailed and specific. Most will NOT have quick agreement answers. But the questions are often as informative as the answers, so in this search for agreement a very important step is just identifying what the important questions are. Then if we prioritize these we will be in a GREAT new starting place of agreement.
What do you think?