Treat social innovation as more of a game
Social innovation is deeply serious work, but maybe it’s this seriousness that’s getting in the way. Ben Crowe, the mindset coach for World Number One tennis player Ash Barty recently explained to the ABC how he supports Ash not to take things so seriously, and how this change in mindset has become a real asset to her game.
Aunty Vickey Charles, TACSI’s cultural lead, also took this approach with her sports-obsessed sons 20 years ago. “I’d say to them, ‘Did you enjoy playing?’ Because it’s far more important than winning,” says Aunty Vickey.
And part of the game is of course the supporters – and who are the supporters for social innovation? That’s something we’re thinking about a lot right now, as we prepare to transform our governance at TACSI to make sure that each of our action areas are supported by teams of people, including people with lived experience, who are championing change in systems.