We are beginning to explore the creative tension between the need to provide evidence of the impacts of inner-led change, and the inherently emergent nature of this approach which inhabits a radically different landscape to more conventional forms of impact measurement. By inquiring into this creative tension we trust that mutually beneficial solutions will be revealed. We are aiming for a sweet spot that meets the needs of both agents of inner-led change, and those who seek further evidence before committing their time or investment (for example, funders interested in supporting inner-led change or people interested in participating in an inner-led change programme).
We are currently beginning an inquiry around what ‘measurables’ look and feel like from an inner-perspective, and the relative usefulness of developing inner-led measurement criteria that attends to different approaches to ways of knowing and creating truth and meaning. We are in the early stages of compiling tools and resources [link]. We are also exploring how we already use inner experience to:
For example, in a climate of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, to what extent:
Working with emergence, conflict, resilience, power dynamics, identifying and meeting needs in healthy ways, collaborating across difference and tapping into solutions sourced from beyond the consciousness that created our current crises
At present we are raising the questions and naming the inquiries. If you would like to explore this together, or have insights and perspectives to share, or ideas of how these inquiries could be taken further, we would value hearing from you