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Outline approach

Systems Design Methodology within a Social Enterprise

Here is the approach we shall use. We call it a methodology rather than method, as the latter implies that we have a sausage machine, and turn the handle and out comes what we need. The methodology is really a framework of the possibilities that a group may freely adapt to suit their context. There are 4 stages in the complete framework, described below:

Introduction (establish core values and ideals, draft of Declaration of Interdependence, share and explore views, amend draft) - this stage can involve as few as two people

Development (cascade dialogue with others, amend the draft, and collectively clarify it)

Incorporation (develop Bill of Rights and Responsibilities)

Review (collective experience of enterprise, amend Declaration/Bill).

Q. How much of this might apply to your social enterprise?

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