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The CommunityCompass gives a simple and easy-to-apply answer to the question: What makes communitarian projects successful? To which aspects shall they pay attention during their development?
With the seven aspects of the CommunityCompass: Individuals, Community, Intention, Structure, Practice, Harvest and World, all relevant fields for the development of communitarian projects are identified.
Individuals and Community are the conscious core of the CommunityCompass, they are the key for project development for communitarian projects.
With this easy scheme, the CommunityCompass opens up a multitude of possible appliances. It serves to analyse processes in groups, to enhance consciousness and constructive development in groups and community projects.
Its focus is any group that is collectively and voluntarily approaching any issue. Target groups are community groups, political and social initiatives and associations. It can as well be applied for businesses with a strong idealistic and collective background.
Possible applications of the CommunityCompass
The seven areas of the Compass can serve as a guideline for project development. Any project development needs to take into consideration all seven areas. The four areas Intention, Structure, Practice and Harvest form a cycle for project development. Whereas the four action-levels of the Compass: Individuals, Community, Project / Organisation and World assure that all four levels are taken into consideration.
The CommunityCompass can serve as well as a tool for understanding group dynamics and for assigning roles in informal groups.
You will find an article about the CommunityCompass here.