January 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm
“Interventions” implies a short-term engagement carried out by an external actor. Alternatives might be programs, organizations, and/or partnerships.
See in context
January 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm
We agree wholeheartedly. If we were interested in making the principles more aspirational, we could consider expanding principle 2 to say:
“…to shift power to people we seek to help through shared decision-making authority and mutual accountability.”
January 29, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Our team agreed with the sentiment that “Feedback facilitates their agency” but was slightly concerned that this wording still comes across as paternalistic.
An alternative might be “Feedback acknowledges the agency that participants have in their own lives and provides a forum to express it.”
January 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Our team was torn about this. But many agreed that we should specify “should not harm,” otherwise we imply that all feedback processes are inherently not harmful, which we know is unfortunately not true.
January 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm
The design process isn’t explicitly mentioned here, but it is critical to create that safe space. The design process should be inclusive and participatory, making it possible to create spaces for safe and deliberate conversations that foster mutual understanding.
January 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm
I agree with Garrett.
January 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm
We weren’t entirely sure which stakeholders were included in this principle. Ideally, the feedback participants would be included and “external learning” should be “mutual learning” among participants and stakeholders.
5, 6, and 7 seem like shades of the same
January 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm
I agree with Laura and this idea has been nagging in reading all of this…almost need a disclaimer to state that there are real constraints to certain program design and delivery possibilities! Calls for the feedback we ask for to be within the realm of making changes – the alternative is the potential for deeper frustration…”why did you ask me if I wanted the moon if you couldn’t provide me with the moon!?”
January 29, 2019 at 3:06 pm
We’d like to see the ongoing cyclical nature of the feedback loop more explicitly highlighted here or perhaps in another principle. Acting on the results of feedback and sharing those actions with participants isn’t the end of the feedback process, it’s just the completion of a single loop. Ideally, it would kick off another round of feedback collection, analysis, dialogue, and adaptation.
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