The ideal idea space for me is where an individual can bring an idea to a group, the group takes ownership, and action is delegated collectively. This is the ideal. One of my main goals as an intrapreneur - and as someone who has said "it takes less than three people to start a cooperative, more than three will only start a conversation" - is to create spaces that empower people to take and facilitate action in a collective manner. Accountability and shared work are key. It is so hard to work collaboratively in hierarchical systems, it is so hard to work collaboratively in flat work structures that don't have the proper vehicles or language for working together. And, most importantly, it is so hard for people to work collaboratively having come of age and started working in social and business cultures driven by personal interest - instead of that of community.
Exec. Dir., Co-op support and education, Nonprofit