Building your co-creation team

Team structure

Whereas we trust the Universe to bring forward the right people for co-creation, we may be overwhelmed with people showing up, and may need to make decisions about how to best structure our teamwork. Below are some general guidelines for forming co-creative teams:

  • Build teams with people who have no attachment to being a member of the team, i.e., 2nd tier people who are happy to leave the team if people who can contribute better show up.
  • Limit the team size to eight people, to allow for full integration of everybody’s gifts.
  • In addition to team members bringing complementary skills and gift which are necessary for manifesting the specific, shared purpose, we believe that all teams will benefit from members holding important generic skills, to allow for the fulfilment of the following roles
    1. Spirit navigator, monitoring alignment with evolution
    2. Harmony navigator, monitoring coherence within the team
    3. Canoe Navigator, monitoring stage progression in the Magic Canoe process
    4. Collective intelligence navigator, monitoring that every member’s gifts are included for the co-creation
    5. Coherence navigator, monitoring and transparently exploring causes for lack of coherence in the team and in team members
    6. Designer/process navigator, monitoring coherence in the co-creation process steps to achieve the agreed vision
    7. Rhythm/time navigator, monitoring clarity on time requirements and progression towards achieving the vision
    8. Link navigator, exploring synergies with other teams
    9. Scribe, offering documentation of insights and progress

Team co-creation process

Genuine exploration and co-creation occur when we:

  • Embrace “holding the tension of unknowing”, the ambiguity which is necessary to opening into new thinking and possibilities for learning “as a learner” from whatever happens.
  • Design a container where it is “safe to fail”, to disagree, to self-doubt, to take risks for building trust (in self) and trustworthiness (with others) as we navigate unfamiliar territories and new horizons.
  • Commit to be, and bring out the best in ourselves and others, as “a practice” of caring regard.
  • Appreciate and encourage different points-of-view, novel ideas and “devil’s advocacy” counterpoints.
  • Choose to interrogate reality, zooming in and out to assess systemic conditions, blind spots, questioning our assumptions and “sacred” beliefs.
  • Utilize “other ways of knowing”, without simple logical explanations, to draw on embodied learning, intuition and inspiration.
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