A sustainocratic project can be initiated by a sustainocrat (self aware, independent citizen with enough leadership capacity to connect a diversity of people and functions) or any one of the leggs of the sustainocratic table. If the latter occurs than a lot of effort is expected from the initiating person or institution, often leading to a hierarchy or frustration. It is good to eventually always have a sustainocrat involves. Then everyone can stick in their role and focus on self interest in relation to the common interest at the table.
The table starts with a suggested objective within the complexity of the core human values, with the right people that can make decisions directly at the table. The table starts without budget (yet). This has a reason. Many organizations, large and small, are in survival mode. They engage for short term objectives and often lack the authenticity to have a real added value to the group. They tend to disappear fast when confronted with the responsibility. There are exceptions of course so access to the table in the first rounds is always open for everyone to join.
The sessions have three blocks:
- Brainstorm phase. We tend to you our UNITED approach to get to a common understanding of the challenge at hand. We also state that whatever one can do by oneself, should be done by oneself. Whatever is too complex, we do together. This assures that we make best use of the group at societal level, not just solving someone’s own problem.
- Preproject phase. From the brainstorm clusters of actions appear. Some far fetched, other within reach of achievement. A project should be SMART. It has to be achievable with the resources at hand and leave any doubts for along the way. Here also financial means are attached using two simple rules:
- 10% for Sustainocrat, 10% for training co-creation, 80% working capital
- In the working capital make a 10% reserve for the unexpected
- Project phase. This is the execution part which is also managed by the independent Sustainocrat. This allows everyone to do whatever one has committed to do. Important here is that participants not only provide their products, services or means. They are also committed to the expected end result and need to assure that whatever their engagement, that it works as expected in combination with the others.
After finalizing the project there is an evaluation of course often with a joined publication of the process and multiple results. (See AiREAS examples). Within that same “cloud” of a complex local issue multiple projects can be defined that run parallel or engage with each other. Here in Eindhoven we call this the stip-step process. An interactive eco-system can emerge under the sustainocratic mindset. Even a locally defined reward system can be adopted.
You can do these projects on your own locally. You can also ask for our online guidance and support. This can fit in the 10% training reservation. Up front, when there are no allocated resources yet, you can opt to engage in our School of Talents and Wellness and practice free of charge.
Here is a picture of clusters that have been defined already. Each has multiple ongoing projects, small and some very large. All this expertise is available for you too.