Khushboo Awasthi

Societal Leadership: Orchestrating Collective Healing and Well-being

Societal Leadership: Orchestrating Collective Healing and Well-being A Perspective on Human Bodies and Societal Systems Have you ever wondered how the human body – the vessel of life and vitality – is an intricate web of interconnected systems? Picture this: the muscular system orchestrates movement, the respiratory system ensures a continuous flow of oxygen, the …

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The Art of Evangelising: Lessons from Buddhism

The Art of Evangelising: Lessons from Buddhism In our work at ShikshaLokam, we have always seen our role as three-fold – (i) evangelist, (ii) designer, and (iii) orchestrator. We keep learning new lessons and gather new insights from our experiences across these three roles. Earlier this month, when I was visiting Sarnath – a place …

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Navigating Challenges, Inspiring Collective Action

Navigating Challenges, Inspiring Collective Action The hardest things in orchestrating collective action to pave the way for transformation At Punjab Education Collective, we continuously make sense of the gaps, undertake capacity enhancement of the team, review our processes for effectiveness and efficiency, and have built reflection mechanisms across levels. But when it comes to involving …

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Tactics and Strategies of Orchestrating Collective Action

Tactics and Strategies of Orchestrating Collective Action Lessons from catalysing systemic education transformation in Punjab Previously, I had shared what ‘collective action’ meant to us and how it helps in overcoming societal challenges. In this piece, I want to share our biggest learnings about what worked for us at Punjab Education Collective – which is …

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Collective Action – an Invincible Astra to Overcome Societal Challenges

Collective Action – an Invincible Astra to Overcome Societal Challenges The advances that our mankind has been able to make in the past 200 years are phenomenal. We now live in a relatively more peaceful, secure world where we live longer, travel further and consume the joys of life, better. We are now building frameworks …

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Micro Improvements, Mega Impact Part-4: Micro-Improvements catalyse Exponential Social Change

MICRO-IMPROVEMENTS, MEGA IMPACT Micro-Improvements catalyse Exponential Social Change. Societal challenges are complex, sticky, systemic and dynamic.  They tend to grow faster than anyone’s individual ability to solve them. Solving societal challenges, thus, necessitates that diverse actors come together to imagine, co-create and solve. Micro-improvements approach makes it feasible and viable for a wide range of …

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Micro Improvements, Mega Impact Part-3: Micro-Improvements approach restores agency

MICRO-IMPROVEMENTS, MEGA IMPACT Micro-Improvements approach restores Agency. Agency is defined as one’s independent capability to act for one’s own as well as collective well-being. In a complex, real-world system, there are factors, actors and interactions that are beyond one’s locus of control. Thus, any conversation around systemic change that dwells upon intermediate and long-term change …

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Micro Improvements, Mega Impact Part-2: Formula for change indicates Micro-Improvements

MICRO-IMPROVEMENTS, MEGA IMPACT Formula for Change indicates Micro-Improvements. Change is a topic of such perennial interest that umpteen change theories and change management models exist. One such model is the Beckhard-Harris change model that describes the conditions necessary for the desired change to occur. The model specifies that organisations and individuals change when, There is …

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