Every now and then operational and behavioural challenges ❓ arise in our packed Founders House which is considered like a second home to over 160 people. ?
How would one usually solve them? ? By implementing rules right? ? Rules like we have at home, in school or in society for example. Although these are essential so we can all co-exist without hurting each other and enforce rights, ☮ we decided to do a bit more than just impose rules per-se to solve our community challenges. ?
Why? Well A – because having rules doesn’t automatically mean that people will also respect them. ? And B – because Founders Founders isn’t a formal institution and although we could probably achieve something with rules, bosses and processes, we won’t. ? That’s the opposite of what we want and who we are. ?
So how do we reach common ground? By shaping a specific community culture that shares a set of values and behaviours. ?
But beware, we create and define this Founders Founders status quo together with the residents. ?? Each resident contributes and forms ? the community spirit and guidelines. This strategy aligns the aspects between us ? and makes the culture more meaningful to the residents.?
Since the culture is all about having the right attitude and relationships, ? our strategy was and still is to tackle it at its core – each individual. ?