IMPACT RESILIENCE

develops a framework and process for the strategic measures of a group’s ability to sustain its desired outcomes and experience--the what to measure, the how to measure, and the way to inform choices with the information

 

Traditional impact measurement defines a baseline of outcomes and the benefits of achieving greater, more sustainable outcomes
More mouths fed, more sick healed, more liters of water cleaned
Ecosynomics 1.0 reframes strategic measurement, from scarcity-plus thinking to accomplishment of an abundance-based continuum
The costs of scarcity, of not realizing the available potential of the people present, are the costs of agreements that are at a lower level than those available to the group
Instead of thinking that it would be nice to realize a group’s potential, this reframe measures the costs of not living into this potential

To have the impact we know we can have, we have to reduce the costs of scarcity
The higher these costs of scarcity, the lower the immediate impact and the lower the ability to sustain the impact and the lower resilience in bouncing back from challenges that emerge in life: a double hit
The lower immediate impact comes about from lower utilization of the creative potential inherent in the group
The lower sustainability and resilience comes from the lower engagement and higher turnover of people in the lower-than-potential agreements

Impact resilience quantifies:

 

the impact potential of a set of agreements

 

the resilience of those agreements

 

the costs of scarcity of lower-than-potential agreements

 

the co-investment required to shift the agreements to overcome the costs of scarcity

 

the Return on Impact Resilience Co-investment, the return from greater impact resilience on the investment required

 

the level of impact resilience (1-5), based on proven impact resilience, measurement of costs of scarcity, and net results, as a pathway and levels of certification

 

the scalability of the resilient impact

The process for this assessment initially builds on the Ecosynomics processes (i.e., O Process, HVMove Process) for understanding the deeper shared purpose, potential, and current reality existing within a set of agreements

This lab’s fieldwork tests this framework and the process for working with it in settings from small groups, organizations, to large-scale societal change efforts

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