Introducing Dragon Dreaming, a concept I came across whilst in Australia. After looking for different models that communities can work from and trying to understand how everyone can get what they want from the projects they are part of dragon dreaming seemed to tick a lot of boxes in a simple to implement way. It is an approach we take with the team at LocoSoco – the concept is to get a triple win. (win-win-win)
I would sum it up as putting upfront what you want to achieve in any project you are part of and listen to everyone else’s ambitions. If everyone is getting what they want whilst achieving the common goal it creates less friction and communities work together in harmony (or as close to).
What is it?
The following is from www.dragondreaming.org – check it out
Dragon Dreaming is a systemic design process, a philosophy and a methodological framework, for the realisation of collaborative and sustainable projects, organisations and platforms, built upon three principles:
- personal growth – a commitment to your own healing and empowerment
- community building – strengthening the communities of which you are apart
- service to the Earth – enhancing the wellbeing and flourishing of all life
Our activities are built upon a culture of a triple win-win-win. A win for ourselves personally, for the communities we live in and for the Earth as a whole. With applying principles of Dragon Dreaming we are able not only to develop new skills. We also may discover new sides to ourselves and deepen our relationship with life. At the same time, Dragon Dreaming helps to strengthen community, building and sustain teams based on trust and cooperation, in which communication and appreciation are especially valued. Dragon Dreaming facilitates diversity, creativity and vitality, not only for ourselves and the team but rather for the whole world. Dragon Dreamings helps to create more sustainable projects.
Dragon Dreaming offers simple and playful methods for visionary processes, planning, implementation and evaluation.