Why it matters?
When different cultures meet, usually one dominates and controls. Mutual Ways is a way of working for the allows consistently grounded decisions to be made through management of the situation and facilitation (having no vested interest in the final decisions made.
How WT acknowledges this space
The process frequently entails checking with participants from different cultures, or conflicting groups from one culture, if the decisions being developed or made are appropriate to their respective needs, or is a modification needed.
What can be achieved?
Mutual ways allows the achievement of equitable solutions between different cultures, or conflicting groups from one culture.. In the example below, the two cultures exist between the Government and the Community. Skilled intercultural facilitation is required to bring different cultures together by and through Mutual Agreement in the Between World.
Why is it needed?
The SAF was created to overcome the dysfunction that occurs when there is no systematic way of working with change with different cultures or conflicting groups within one culture.
How the SAF works.
It is a sequential pathway of twenty objectives. Missing any objective may well prevent the desired outcome being reached.
What can be achieved?
The realisation of the vision and outcomes jointly established and pursued over the pathway.
8 PRINCIPLES & 7 MONITORING PROTOCOLS
The key principles guide both action and monitor the process in its entirety. For the action phase, each principle is a statement of intent. For monitoring, each statement becomes a question of how successfully it was applied. Both the principles and the protocols are used to assess whether a Walk Together devised program is likely to achieve or has achieved sustainable results leading into and during implementation. A specific focus is always on areas that may need reconstruction or strengthening and why.
Why Are they needed?
These are two common bases for working with two or more cultures (or groups within one culture) at the same time and being mechanisms for gathering data
How Can They Best be Used?
After each co-design session or strategy implementation, use of both tools will provide reliable data for assessing progress
What is the Outcome?
Constant independently undertaken feedback for all participants on achievements and issues