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Guiding Principles

As we dive into another collaborative challenge for social good, we thought we might take a moment to share some Guiding Principles for this challenge. These principles seek to provide direction, inspiration and focus during our collective efforts:

Staying Optimistic

In keeping with our OpenIDEO community spirit, let's focus on the positive. Staying optimistic, hopeful and open will not only help us collaborate better – but also to design better, together.

Emphasis on Solutions

As we discuss and design ideas to boost creative confidence, we each might feel a tendency to find fault, debate the issues or focus on what's not working. Let's turn that on its head and instead steer our efforts toward positive solutions.

Respectful Dialogue

Our community already has a knack for conversations that are friendly, constructive and collaborative – and we know this challenge will be no different. As we embark on this newest challenge together, let's remember that everyone's experiences and opinions are welcome, as long as the content we share is thoughtful and respectful.


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