Why have you created Unreasonable Impact? According to the International Labor Organization ILOwithin the next four years the global economy will need million new jobs in order to accommodate people who are currently unemployed, to supplement projected job loss resulting from automated industries, and to provide opportunities for the next generation.
This step is about looking at resources, opportunities, challenges, processes and talent with a new set of eyes. Think of brainstorming with the edges of your social network; then invite your edges to invite their edges.
New eyes, unlearning and edgestorming often lead to a search party. Seek out people who are thought catalysts—the ones who can experiment instead of just plan, ask questions instead of just answer.
Then search for underutilized resources, challenges that connect across sectors and ecosystems, networks with common action agendas or purposes, and create something with hybrid vigor. Think of it as the irresistible desire to delve into a newly seen opportunity. And when you explore with colleagues at the edges a process described under Envisioning you experience the excitement of exchanging views with your own open source opportunity committee.
The Envisioning phase presents possible connections, actions, missions and outcomes. Caring research and conversations further expose underutilized assets and stakeholders.
Each of these connects to networks, resources and concepts where interconnections and capabilities expand under the caring lens—intersections of the new and the good that become mutually multiplicative. Caring is also a domain of heightened awareness and focus. As Envisioning expands your thinking outward, Caring is an inward journey, the intensification of commitment to an undertaking that is still forming.
Participation, exposure to new positions, assumptions and hierarchies, seeing something with fresh eyes—these are all qualities of a Connecting state of mind.
As the third phase of this process, Connecting builds on network theory to find and mobilize resources, opportunities, people and communities. We are just beginning to comprehend the potential that exists in the burgeoning social networks that are continually expanding in every direction.
Increasingly the explorations into Connecting are leading to unexpected synchronicities and deep commonalities. While many only use their networks to search for jobs, the real opportunities far exceed that rudimentary task.
As more people come to see what Connecting can be, the potential will explode exponentially. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ReachScale began in by asking this question: Why are there no globally scaled social enterprises?
Technology, social network, or sharing economy entrepreneurs know the household names in their ecosystems, like Cisco, Facebook, AirBnB. But ask a social entrepreneur and you get a blank stare. It is time for that to change. Find out more New Approaches to Global Challenges At a recent conference, several leading food companies discussed a range of fair trade and supply chain programs they were implementing.
A leading coffee company said they had surveyed their consumers about similar efforts and the results indicated a lack of interest. We suggested that the customer survey was missing two key questions: The ReachScale Network has been built conversation by conversation, conference by conference.
The leaders and organizations dedicated to improving life for the bottom billion and for the planet as a whole are part of a major shift in thinking. Our network engages daily with these individuals, crossing borders and silos to think and act differently to solve global challenges.
Find out more Getting to Network Effects In the social impact world, lip service is paid to the value of networks--in particular social networks--in shifting opinions and investments.Unreasonable Impact is a key element of Barclays’ Citizenship activities.
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