Glossary Explains Key Elements To Help You Make A Difference

Ideas-Shared Glossary

Definitions That Matter

Here is a common list of definitions used across Ideas-Shared.

Common Good – the benefit or interests of all. As an example, it is in the benefit and interests of all that individuals flourish to perpetuate the common good, as should groups of all denominations, whether special interest groups, communities, organisations, businesses, or governments.

Individual Champion Account – An individual who is 16 years or older, who lives somewhere on this wonderful planet of ours, and who wishes to share their ideas, and thoughts on Ideas-Shared with the people they know, or those they’ve yet to meet, in order to achieve a particular outcome. Individuals on this membership can post listings.

Champion Group Account – An individual who is 16 years or older, and who willingly volunteers to post listings, and manage activities on behalf of any group, or entity. Often invited to the role by an Official or Director. Individuals on this membership can post listings.

Sub Account Member – Brought into Ideas-Shared via their Champion Group Account owner, on behalf of the business, organisation, or community. By agreement only.

Free Member – Account held by members who want to help but who may not want to post their own listings. Often support our Champion Account holders.

Member Area – People that join Ideas-Shared get access to the Members Area, our methodology, and our tools.

List Owner – A Champion/member of Ideas-Shared who posts an idea or thought listing on Ideas-Shared in order to achieve a specific goal.

Ideas and Thoughts – are the principle listing categories on Ideas-Shared. Sub-categories include Ideas, Rants, Problems, Articles, Questions, Solutions, Jobs, Places worth a visit, Places needing help, Places able to help, A day in history, Conferences, Exhibitions, Fund Raising, Open Days,  Public Meetings, Trade Shows, and Online Video Meetings.

Enlightened Self-Interest – is a philosophy in ethics that states that persons who act to further the interests of others (or the interests of the group or groups to which they belong), ultimately serve their own self-interest.

Diversity – usually when talking about diversity, we think about demographic diversity (our gender, race, sexual orientation, and so on), but we shouldn’t forget experiential diversity (our affinities, hobbies, and abilities), and cognitive diversity (how we approach, and solve problems and think about things). On Ideas-Shared members open up the possibility of accessing an array of diverse people to help them achieve their goals.

Desired Outcomes – describes what it is that the list owner is seeking to achieve e.g. developing an idea is an outcome of the idea listing.

Ideas-Shared – our unique mechanism, and the name of our idea-sharing platform, it’s also the name of our company… Ideas-Shared Ltd.

Ideas-Shared Formula – The model that powers our community: IT + (IS + LP) = VB. Otherwise known as Ideas and Thought plus ideas-Shared plus Leverage and Popularity equals Value and Benefit.

360 Membership – This means that a single membership gives you the opportunity to focus on any area of life including Yourself, Family, Friends, Other People, Community,  Charities, Schools, Clubs, Special Interest Groups, businesses, and Government, the Environment, even Space!

Profile – A place for all champions/members to tell their story, the foundation of teamwork, and future success.

Activity Listings – describe an idea or thought that the list owner is seeking to achieve and/or promote to the world.

Activity Priority – Each activity can be prioritised to one of the following 4 options: Important and Urgent, Important but Not Urgent, Not Important but Urgent, Fun or Other.

Activity Status – Members, specifically list owners change the status of their listings as each progresses, culminating in its completion, or cancellation.

Forums – Members join forums to ask questions, seek clarity, and find potential supporters.

Groups – Members come together in groups to discuss issues, and develop strategies that deliver desired outcomes, value, and benefits.

Leverage – When members help each other or receive investment, direct action, or something else they generate leverage. Activity listings will naturally require different amounts of leverage based on the size and impact of the outcome desired.

Help – members ask for help or give help based on their current circumstances.

Result – Everything members do on Ideas-Shared ends up as either a positive or negative result, based on the help received leverage obtained, and the effectiveness of the teams involved.

Value & Benefit – These are the things that people obtain on successful completion of activity listings.

Projects – Members achieve their goals by undertaking projects for activity listings that require it.

Tasks – Champion/Member plan and execute tasks for each of their projects. Successful completion of each task contributes to the overall completion of the activity in question.