STP Network Organizing

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Miles River Pulse

April 13, 2017 – May 12, 2017

How might we...

  • How might Miles River stay in alignment with each other and our work?

Hypothesis

If Miles River meets for 30 minutes weekly, then everyone on Miles River will have enough alignment to move forward with our work.

Design

Have weekly 30 minute phone calls to discuss a pressing question for the week for 4 weeks with the Miles River team. Alison will determine what the pressing question is with input from Miles River and facilitate discussion.

Metrics

As a checkout to the call, ask everyone:
  • Did this call provide the right amount of alignment for our work to move forward?
Failure: More than one Miles River team member feels that these calls added nothing to their alignment with the rest of the group or the work.

Learnings

There was value in our weekly connection. Short 30 minutes calls were enough for a feeling of connection. This was a space that we left open for emergence, in terms of not planning the agenda in advance and letting the most pressing topics emerge.   The calls were stimulating and generative for the most part. People also found them comforting as a regular time for connection.

Decisions

Do another iteration of 4 Pulse Calls.

Questions

Would calls continue to be generative if we did them regularly and they became a habit? What do we do with bigger issues that are opened up that we cover in 30 minutes? What was it about the content, a consistent line of inquiry versus an emergent topic? How would we better gauge our alignment? What comes out of the connection? How do we tell if the time spent on these calls is valuable given the time we're committing to them? How  does attendance impact the usefulness of calls, is there a quorum to make it useful?

Comments

Accountable Alison
Team Alison, Jodie, Eugene, Idelisse, Julia = Miles River
Documents Design + LogExperiment Folder
Modified May 16, 2017

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