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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2015, 07:41:43 PM »
Tony,

In regards to your statements,

"Here I must underscore that the first outcome is an identifiable group. My experience is that there is much talk and teaching and practice about group process and outcomes (facilitation). Yet we fail to have a critical and rigorous appreciation of our own very social creation, regards how group members relate to one another. For example, the Co-Production of Leadership.

So I push for a written and signed agreement that lays out the vision, mission and operational values, for all the groups member to sign on for. And that agreement is a OUTCOME, a minimum indicator or evidence of Co-Production."

I absolutely agree.  I believe this would be something that any group or organization would need to know.  Having a group of people to sign-up for any project, yet not knowing their commitment level makes it very difficult to know how to grow the organization.  You have to know who your "true" members are.  As with any type of membership based organization, you will have those that will be heavily involved, those that will be somewhat involved, and those that will sit on the sidelines.  While it's disheartening, it's the truth and knowing these indicators is key to know how to proceed.  Those that are unfamiliar would likely love to see the vision, mission, and operations values and would take things seriously when reading it as part of a signed agreement. 

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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 09:00:13 AM »
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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 07:04:21 AM »
In the US there is not a lot of state involvement in time banking. There seems to be a wide range of models, with most groups I am aware of being grass-roots organizations of various kinds, a couple of large ones affiliated with a medical network or professional group and a few being sponsored by foundations at least for a while.

The largest state-supported effort I know about, a network of time banks spread across new york city, appears to have disappeared when a new and in many ways more progressive administration was voted in, though I haven't heard exactly what happened there. Last time I checked their website had disappeared.

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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 02:30:24 AM »
I also wonder if it would be useful to consider evidencing outcomes rather than process (or in addition to process). No use proving that you are doing it if 'it' has no apparent effect on people's health and well-being etc.

Hi Ruth,
Thanks so very much for staying in the discussion, I so appreciate your interests.

And I do agree with nearly all your very good points.

Yet, I see the social construction of group identity and mission as both a process and an outcome.

Here I must underscore that the first outcome is an identifiable group. My experience is that there is much talk and teaching and practice about group process and outcomes (facilitation). Yet we fail to have a critical and rigorous appreciation of our own very social creation, regards how group members relate to one another. For example, the Co-Production of Leadership.

So I push for a written and signed agreement that lays out the vision, mission and operational values, for all the groups member to sign on for. And that agreement is a OUTCOME, a minimum indicator or evidence of Co-Production.

To your other points:
Why set aside social justice and the wider agenda only as when "requires state and citizens to work together"?

I can think of many co-productions absent state involvement that are transformational and impact social inequalities. The time bank research alone is easily citable.

And as the state is comprised of people, and all people in the state and out of the state naturally have an inalienable right, no matter the context, to ethical collective identity and action.

For me if we respect and honor our inalienable human rights, we'll mitigate against class and hierarchy and all of us move closer to all persons thinking and doing democratic Co-Production.

Best and Cheers,
Tony
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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 05:34:37 AM »
Thoughtful response, Ash. Thanks.

My hunch is that moving increasingly into co-production  (which I'm still learning about) will allow our time banks serve an integrative function in our communities, specifically breaking down silos within and between organizations and help members cross ethnic, linguistic, gender, and generational (etc.) boundaries, whether physical or psychological.  These are things I'd like to "measure," whether qualitatively or quantitatively.

We're paradigm shifting, imagining the world we want to live in and creating it as we go along by responding to opportunities that emerge, so we probably can't specify in advance all the relevant indicators and they're likely to differ from time bank to time bank.

The good news is we don't need a polished design to get started. A responsive design with cycles of evidence gathering and interpretation will let us capture and field test emerging "hunches" and "insights" as our understandings expand. I suggest we examine the categories already in the system, and build on that. We can start by adding what we already know is missing, and start looking at the evidence that is currently flowing in. We can create new indicators as new insights emerge.

 

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Re: Co-Production Evidence Based Indicators
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 11:36:22 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Given that Marie's has her hands full with a roll out of Time and Talent at Tampa Bay Time Bank, Oct 22, I feel it best to plan to restart our Evidence Based Goals, Skype discussions sometime after the 1st of November. I'm looking forward to that.

But while we wait for the Skype conference calls, please do tell us your thoughts about how to track collective action, Co-production, in the Time and Talent software application. Can't wait to hear and read your ideas about evidence indicator results of Co-Production.

Best and Cheers,
Tony
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 12:04:36 AM »
In nearly all the software applications being used to record service time exchanges there is emphasis on person to person, or peer to peer, or silo to silo in the use and practice of the five time bank operational values. If we are to grow the use of the time bank program / practice we have an opportunity by thinking and doing more in terms of Co-Production or when an individual is working and contributing to a group, organization, or community purpose.

I propose that we use 4 key indicators for active social engagement / Co-Production and I'm suggesting that the evidence tracking be compiled by creating forms in the web site page or application, for example, the Time & Talent data base. A Form page or fields for content which would track members along the following four indicators.   

To create a software design which asks of each member to Please Record...
 
 a)    The base line and subsequent plus and minus number of active participation hours
The base line and subsequent plus and minus number of citizens joining existing and new groups.
 c)    The base line and subsequent plus and minus number of New groups formed in communities
 d)    The base line and subsequent plus and minus number of Social (network) connectedness in terms of individuals and groups.

Time and Talent  and Community Weaver to include a start with dated audit for all four indicators to establish a baseline.  Followed by a Quick Stats routine to push out the following four key evidence based indicators on either a regular or on call bases.

 
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