Today’s edition is dedicated to Social problems that contribute to the making of ” Social Entrepreneurs ” – Part 1
Setting the Context : Life’s journey is a means to getting some where. Getting somewhere = making your dreams come true. If there is a disconnect you feel disengaged and misaligned.
So what am I talking about here – we are humans and we need to connect to others.We cannot isolate ourselves from day to day problems .Life’s all about that journey & means of learning to deal with different personalities or characters and making a difference in the society. That’s how and the very basis why tough social problems are picked up and addressed by volunteers are those – corporate employees who a part of Corporate Social Responsibility activity or so called “Social Entrepreneurs” because they find their purpose in life, address that problem at grassroots level, and they believe that once they start their journey, the larger community will join them! And of course, they should be able to add massive value!
Slum Education system : Usually , college graduates pass out to pursue their dream jobs or careers or dream projects as in being an entrepreneur or some land up in a non interesting 9-6 pm job ending up in a situation ( stated earlier -remember ” filth”)
And then you have one set who follow their dreams and join a social cause to transform our education system ,part by part , not in tier 2 city or villages..All of us have at some part of our lives have done it before or a few are willing to explore this phase.
Innovation & ‘ Making a difference ‘ : They are assigned a school , an unstructured education model and their part of the learning is while trying to solve the education system problem , also need to find new ,innovative methods of teaching the slum children ,building & aligning processes for measuring their self progress as well as the students academic performance – students report card covers overall behavioral patterns , challenges record any behavioral changes and academic progress and share the metrics to all stakeholders within ‘Teach for India’ ecosystem over a collaborative platform on how they are ‘Making a Difference”.
Take aways : The key essence is about being amongst the students ,their environment ,long enough to understand their problem & feeling their pain and then living their life ,
So what is it got to do with the work I do & Life hacking & that too Great work ???
….. in my next blog Part 2 I am going to co-relate to what processes or models can be hacked into our workplace from that perspective –Solving business problems by “being’ an “Intrapreneur” or as corporate co-workers & co-creators and doing Great Work!
I leave you here with some thought provoking questions-
Are we satisfied with our current lifestyle ?
Are we willing to go outside our comfort zones ?
Do we recognize or are aware that we are in this phase or soon going to be so!
Social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (aka corporate entrepreneurs) share similar objectives and qualities: they’re believers and battlers so they’re likely to get on.