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Collaboration and Partnership with the Center for Healthy Minds

Research, connect and explore potential collaborations with The Center for Healthy Minds and partners in this challenge.

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Transformative collaboration for success.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.
  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.
  • Piloting: You have started to implement your solution as a whole with a first set of real users. You may have started to develop a business model for your idea, including identifying key customer segments, relevant partnerships, go-to-market strategy, and draft financials.
  • Full-scale roll-out: You have developed a pilot, tested, and analyzed the impact of that pilot as it pertains to the problem scope. You are ready to expand the pilot significantly and begin to scale.
  • Operating Concept / Startup: You have fulfilled the stages of testing, undertaken a full scale roll-out, and are currently operating this concept/idea as a business.

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HI Michael Bright ,

Great to see you in the Challenge! I'm curious how your Idea relates to Center Healthy Minds? What is the concept you are proposing and how would you roll this out internally in an organization? I'm attaching the evaluation criteria below, which can also be found in the Challenge Brief:

Internal: Does the Idea seek to inspire gratitude internally within an organization? Concepts should be designed to be implemented and impact internal organizational and workplace cultures.

Authentic: Does the Idea foster genuine and authentic expressions gratitude? This feeling is rooted in a deep appreciation of the many types of benefits we receive from others, whether from colleagues or from an organization as a whole. These can include different types of gifts that they give us, including their time, effort, social-emotional support, or material goods. Authentic gratitude recognizes the effort and intention that went into the gift, and the benefit or value it provides to those who receive it.

Systemic: Does the Idea consider the complexities of organizational structures and experiences, and design solutions that can be implemented broadly and systems-wide?

Human Centered: This is at the heart of the Design Thinking approach. We look for ideas that lead with empathy, showing evidence of prototyping solutions and incorporating user and market feedback. In the end, Top Ideas should be poised to make life easier for users.

Innovative: Are the Ideas new? We're eager to think beyond current conventional wisdom around gratitude and explore new ways to experience, express and receive it. This could still relate to an existing Idea or practice, but ideally it innovates beyond it.

Contextually Relevant: Does the Idea solve a real barrier to gratitude identified within your intended organization? We are mindful that while there could be many great innovations that are universally applicable, there are significant regional and cultural differences influencing how gratitude is considered, shared, and received. The participants should therefore be able to convincingly show what kind(s) of regional complexities their Ideas are able to solve.

Scalable: How could the idea be accelerated and scaled up? Starting small and local is often an essential need and can be really powerful – but participants are also asked to describe how they anticipate their Idea will grow, systemically, geographically as well as operationally. Special consideration is given to Ideas that are mindful of the complexity of organizational structure and Ideas which might adapt as they grow. Top Ideas are expected to provide a compelling outline of how winning the Challenge, together with corporate mentorship, could be used to advance and implement the solution.