I truly enjoyed the twists and turns of our 9/15 chat, Wheatley on Social Innovation: Do We Regroup?
A general takeaway: significant in-depth discussion remains ahead.
As a stepping stone to those conversations, let’s tee up some follow-on threads, based on a few of the more provocative or insightful thoughts from our last chat. Starting Monday 10/20 for a week or two, we can discuss and prioritize in async (i.e., join me in tweeting to hashtag #cdna as you’re available) re: which of the following ideas we want to take forward.
Think about these async Q’s like this: What are the ideal threads to understand Wheatley’s latest as we wrap up 2014 #cdna, and lay the groundwork for 2015? Feel free to move beyond the choices offered here. Are there other, better threads? Expand! Just note that these were stakes in the ground on 9/15, and in many cases, worth more discussion. The author/tweet contributing to major insights is noted.
What’s next? We’ll tee up these Q’s w/ a link back here .. just watch #cdna ..
- Q1. SOCIAL CHANGE vs. INNOVATION
- a. Gap perception: Grappling with ‘what needs to happen’ vs. ‘what’s been achieved’ (Tony)
- b. How do we innovate within our sphere of influence? discussing scale (Scott)
- c. Is our dialog moving towards Asimov’s ‘Psychohistory’? (Scott)
- d. Change v. innovation: are both like ‘deviance’ .. in the end, subjective? relative? (Kim)
- e. Focus: Not all social change is innovative (Kim)
- f. Midgley’s boundary critique: who decides? who gets marginalized? (Alice)
- Q2. MOTIVATION
- a. Harmonizing motivation (Christy); perhaps re: Maslow, focused ‘pack’ response? (Jamie)
- b. Focus: Gaming self and team to stay in flow (Christy)
- c. Focus: Spreading methods (Christy)
- d. Focus: Planning for change around adoption curves (Mike)
- e. Does economic pain trump all other motivators? (Jamie)
- Q3. CULTURAL FORCES AND TIME DIMENSION
- a. Cultural resistance: our brains’ firmware seems programmed to hesitate (Scott)
- b. Prescriptive behavior (Redge); market imperatives taken to be givens (Paul)
- c. Focus: the function of speed vs. perceived value, and challenge of normalizing (Christy)
- d. Wheatley: we are not in charge of time arc of change, or its scope, reach or uptake (Kim)
- Q4. CHANGE DRIVERS
More context? Click on the hyperlinked name to see the tweet. Or check out the cdna 9/15 transcript to see the conversation.
Let’s pick a date we feel good about in October or November, to round out the year with a solid 90 minutes. From that chat, we will work through the prioritized threads above, to lay the foundation for #cdna in 2015.
- Q5. TIMING. What date is optimal to wrap up our 2014 #cdna series? all times MONDAY 8-9:30pm ET:
- a. 10/27
- b. 11/3
- c. 11/17
Very much looking forward to our next dialog.
I can’t thank the #cdna crew enough. Your time, insights and positive energy are so valuable. It’s an inspiration to be a part of this group.
Chris (aka @sourcepov)