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Offline Tony Budak

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Re: person to organisation (P2O) time banking
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 10:50:37 AM »
Okay, I'll try.  I think that if Geoff Thomas were here he would say something like this. There is the basic idea of doing and recording work time P2P in a time bank data base program. But Geoff's view below is about active citizenship or work time which is person to organization (P20). This is the work to attain organizational objectives or goals that are to be arrived at collectively or Co-Produced. The means and end result of P2O. It is the nature of Co-Production to be generally and qualitatively much more in terms of various evidenced measures. Thus all the more so impacting and powerful then the outcome of a single P2P exchange.

GO 2 http://www.timebankingwales.org.uk/
Take a look at the "projects" and "presentation" drop down menus. You will recognize the collective and co-production theme all the examples. Geoff Thomas follows Aneurin Bevan's way of thinking and doing, "For us empowerment meant the use of collective action to transform society and so lift all of us together".

“Timebanking Wales works with public and third sector community organisations in Wales, to reinvent mutualism with time currency. Timebanking is a social instrument designed to develop a more active dialogue between community organisations and ‘people in communities’ - the intention being to move the agenda from people being ‘passive beneficiaries of community services’ to ‘active citizens for change’.

“Welsh timebanks work a little differently to the traditional timebank model in that they are ‘hosted’ within public and community agencies. Community members are then invited to actively engage and take ownership of public services rather than being passive recipients. The ‘host’ agency acts as the central bank and acknowledges members for their time with credits. These credits can then be used to access social, cultural and educational activities on a quid pro quo hourly basis.

This co-productive conversation and action changes the culture of the community landscape by re-engaging people’s talents in the context of participatory democracy, promotes mutual activity, encourages civil renewal and builds positive social capital.”

So any examples must be in terms of the context, network, and organizational frame where the work time effort occurs as mentioned above. Does all the above make things clear?
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Re: person to organisation (P2O) time banking
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 07:32:43 AM »
Tony, can you give examples of "one hour of active citizenship" with specifics of what that looks like please?

Thanks,

BJ

Thanks so much for kicking these ideas around in yesterdays conference call. I'm sending this to support that conversation.

Time Bank Wales is doing a major rewrite of their web site. It is in process sorry. But on the home page the 2nd paragraph says;

    Over the past decade other models of time banking have emerged, the principal one being person to organisation (P2O) time banking. The organisation, whether public or third sector, issues the time credits to thank people for contributing to the aims and goals of the organisation. The organisation is the 'time bank' and also provides a menu of options for people to use their credits which could include access to leisure centres, theatres, educational and sporting centres. For both models the general modus operandi is one hour of active citizenship = one time credit.

http://www.timebankingwales.org.uk/

Yes the above is a heaver lift than the current practice of peer to peer time banking. But there are returns in terms of collective and network application or use.  And  I believe person to organization (P2O) allows Co-Production to easily emerge as practice.

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Re: person to organisation (P2O) time banking
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 02:32:19 AM »
I agree that P2O is a powerful addition to P2P and we are gradually building this in Tampa Bay Time. I am also working to add a third dynamic, O2O (which is illustrated by your graphic that I cribbed from, Tony). Using all three gives a time bank even more integrative potential by breaking down silos within and across organizations and liberating resources that far exceed those of most personal exchanges.

I have to admit, however, that this is still largely a dream of mine, though the potential for it increases with every new group that joins.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 10:24:52 AM »
Thanks so much for kicking these ideas around in yesterdays conference call. I'm sending this to support that conversation.

Time Bank Wales is doing a major rewrite of their web site. It is in process sorry. But on the home page the 2nd paragraph says;

    Over the past decade other models of time banking have emerged, the principal one being person to organisation (P2O) time banking. The organisation, whether public or third sector, issues the time credits to thank people for contributing to the aims and goals of the organisation. The organisation is the 'time bank' and also provides a menu of options for people to use their credits which could include access to leisure centres, theatres, educational and sporting centres. For both models the general modus operandi is one hour of active citizenship = one time credit.

http://www.timebankingwales.org.uk/

Yes the above is a heaver lift than the current practice of peer to peer time banking. But there are returns in terms of collective and network application or use.  And  I believe person to organization (P2O) allows Co-Production to easily emerge as practice.

Comments please?
« Last Edit: August 12, 2015, 10:38:53 AM by Tony Budak »
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