A “Dashboard” takes stock of different factors that might influence the creation of a collaborative process. It’s a visual and oral metaphor that can help start a group, calibrate progress, and track collective impacts.

For a group just coming together, a visual depiction of the Dashboard provides a means of grappling with the different organizing elements of a process:

  • Clock: How much time is there to do the work?
  • Fuel: Is there enough money and support?
  • Speedometer: How fast should (or can) the process go?
  • Internal passengers: Are the right people and groups at the table?
  • External stakeholders: Are there others who need to be involved, kept informed, or found a role for?
  • Concerns and construction zones: Are there big dangers out there that could trip up the process?

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