I wanted to sketch out a paradigm for my approach to starting a new venue for Saddleback Church. I came up with this approach that I call "Awareness" - AWAARNESS
A- Ambidextrous Thinking
Hold two competing, if not opposite, ideas embrace the duality and integrate them into a workable solution.
Global and Local
Bigger and Smaller
Faster and Slower
Take risks and be careful
Bias Towards Thinking and Bias Toward Action
Kaizen and Tenakaizen
High Levels of Teamwork and High Levels of Personal Accountability
We Have the Answers and They Have the Answers
Data Driven and Skeptical of Data
Predictable and Change is Normal
W- Wisdom Stewardship
The knowledge, learning, and wisdom of the team is intentionally curated and viewed as an asset to be leveraged intentionally- not passively. New learnings are integrated with existing knowledge. No knowledge wasted.
Copy, imitate, mash-up, pirate, re-mix and re-purpose ideas from outside to fit your needs.
Find other who are on the same mission or doing similar things and look for ways to attach to what they are doing creating synergy and conserving energy.
Human capital is key. Avoid falling into hierarchical traps. Keep the organization flat and insist on people building relationships. Relationships must be established inside and outside.
Connect with other people, teams, organizations, and networks. Leverage personal networks, organizational networks, and social media to create serendipitous learning. Networks
Create a “skunk works” atmosphere where people are not afraid to experiment and fail. Fail fast and fail forward.
Resources need to be shared between people, teams, departments, and organizations. Do not allow resources to sit that could be shared with those who can use now. No hoarding.
Try ideas and systems with this question in mind, “Can this be done bigger and at a larger scale?” Those ideas will have power.