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Vision, Mission, and Method Introduction

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e-Work is the term that Social Actions affectionately uses to describe the process, leadership, and design decisions that make our organization more effective.  We were inspired to use this term from Michael Gerber's book,

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It.


Honing our e-Work is a continuous process. For now, we are engaged in a series of exercises that will lead to better process, leadership, and design decision-making.


Here's a summary of the information found in this section:


Social Actions' "working vision and mission":

Vision: A world in which the flow of generosity, empathy, creativity, and participation in communities is multi-directional and ubiquitous

Mission: To gather and disseminate an open database of actions that anyone, anywhere, can take right now to make a difference.


What's involved in creating the conditions that have to be in place in order for that vision to be realized:

(Social Actions' work is a subset of these)

  • Making (generosity empathy creativity participation) easily availabile
  • Buiding social and financial rewards for (generosity empathy creativity participation)
  • Generating reminders that one can always be (generous empathetic creative participatory)
  • Making the impacts and effectiveness of being (generous empathetic creative participatory) visible and positive
  • (Generosity empathy creativity participation) are newsworthy
  • Encouraging people, communities, and institutions to be flexible and open to meaningful feedback
  • Building an infrastructure that enables and faciliates (generosity empathy creativity participation)
  • Contributing to, and encouraging, a culture of innovation that permits (generosity empathy creativity participation) to resonate in the communities in which they are happening


The metaphors and images that guide the design of Social Actions

  • An aikido practitioner, permaculture, flying ships, and more


What Social Actions is great at, passionate about, and can sustain itself financially by doing

Comments (2)

Andrius Kulikauskas said

at 3:31 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like this very much. But how do you write the url for this page? It contains spaces!

Christine Egger said

at 11:20 am on Nov 4, 2009

It looks like this interpretation is auto-generated if I cut and paste the URL into a new browser window: http://socialactions.pbworks.com/e-Work%C2%A0--%C2%A0Introduction

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