Co creation co concepts

• Non hierarchiachal

• Leader “full”

• Initiators (a new kind of leader) ‡ step back roles

• Shared authority and responsibility

• Collectively shared vision

• Emphasis on process

• Collectively designed goals

• Mindful of who is included (who needs to be there and who decides to be there)

• Emergent

• Process critical to / as important as outcomes.

• Listening

• Empowering people

• Builds capacity

• Creative thinking

• Co creation is not always appropriate (when and not to co create)

• Benefits distributes among stakeholders

• Value led questions

• Phasing (may be co creation is in some phases only)

• Collective questions based process

Themes from session (what resonated with us?)

• Paving the way to widespread literacy on co-creation. Pioneering Co-creative inspiration.

(1) Intermediation publicly – accelerate/amplify; (2) Monetizied support role (depends on individual consulting expertise that can be offered by members); (3) Advocacy/education

• Need boundaries for the definition/patterns of co-creation – core features / membrane

• Ideal: stakeholders become investors; unloading generosity

• Hardship-bliss paradox

• Leadership: vision keeper, empower others, issue invitation; Shine light on others

How do you fuel the fire instead of being it?

• Co-creative culture: attitude, gift, deep listening

• Transparency vs. risk of sharing.

• Openness vs. frameworks.

• Active/deep listening

• Important role of questions. (Can be a tool to articulate thinking of stakeholders). Open discovery

• Conditions for co-creation – when to use? When not to use? May be useful at some phases and not at others.

• Crafting motivation and incentive structure for engaging those who may not be interested

• Inspirational Path: Inspire, Conspire, Cospire

• Ask ‘what do you want to learn?’

• How to process the process; process vs. outcome

• Flexible responses

- Active-ocracy

• Many challenges to co-creation.

Potential Actions

1. Could do a “how to” of co-creative leadership; infographic on characteristics; training

2. Digital platforms

3. Curate existing resources/methods

4. Important need to build bridges to other networks (boundary spanning)

Body of knowledge (BOK) around co-creation

Case studies, #cocreate14, discs, etc

multiple possible audiences – delivering the right content to the right audience

practitioners policy makers etc

What do practitioners need?

How could BOK support?

“Models” could be helpful – HOW TO?

Digital Platform

Find a group problem to work on?

Peer to peer mentoring

regular gatherings

place-based practices

Personal journeys into online before events

online co-working space (yammer)

periodic member interviews

Google chat and archived

Following with Living Bridges

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