Small Group Actions
On Ideas-Shared we advocate the use of small groups, and small group actions to realise ambitions and goals.
One member of the group is the ‘List Owner’ ~ this is the person who created the Listing, who asks for help, brings together the other team members, and leads everyone through to the completion of required tasks, ad benefits realisation.
Small, highly independent, and agile multilateral groups made up of individuals and entities (or organisational groups) combined can be valuable for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
- Greater flexibility: Small groups can be more agile and flexible in responding to changing circumstances and adapting to new challenges. This is because they have fewer members to consult with and can make decisions more quickly.
- Deeper collaboration: Smaller groups can facilitate deeper collaboration among members, as they may be more likely to share common interests and goals. This can lead to more productive and meaningful discussions and outcomes.
- Efficient decision-making: With fewer members, small groups can make decisions more efficiently and effectively. Members can work together more closely and be more transparent with one another, which can help avoid misunderstandings or delays in decision-making.
- Enhanced influence: Smaller groups may be able to exert greater influence than larger ones, especially if they have a shared vision or agenda. This can make them more effective in achieving their objectives and bringing about change.
- More inclusivity: Small groups can also be more inclusive, as they may be better able to accommodate the diverse perspectives and needs of their members. This can lead to more equitable outcomes and better representation of marginalized voices.
Overall, small, highly independent, and agile multilateral groups can bring a range of benefits, from greater flexibility and efficiency to more meaningful collaboration and influence.
on our platform, small groups are accountable for benefits realisation activities because accountability is key to achieving success in any project or initiative. Benefits realisation is the process of ensuring that the intended benefits of an activity, project, or initiative are actually realised, and this requires ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment. (This is Step 6 as shown in 7 Steps to Glory).
Small groups may be more agile and flexible than larger groups, but they also tend to have fewer resources and less capacity to absorb unexpected challenges or setbacks. As a result, it is even more important for small groups to be accountable for benefits realisation activities and to ensure that they are on track to achieve their goals.
Accountability can be achieved through several means, such as setting clear objectives and targets, regularly monitoring progress, identifying and addressing issues and risks, and communicating results to stakeholders. By being accountable for benefits realisation, small groups can demonstrate their value to stakeholders and build trust in their ability to deliver results.
In addition, accountability can help small groups to identify and address any gaps or areas for improvement in their approach to benefits realisation. This can lead to a more effective and efficient process that ensures the desired benefits are realised.
On Ideas-Shared, members undertake one or more of 18 different activities which begin life as an Activity Listing (see our Ambition Directory for examples of these). These allow individuals and entities to progress their ambitions and goals with like-minded people.
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