Action Step 2: Develop Team Strategy
Action Step 2 involves collaboration to develop a team strategy. One approach is to meet with your community team to determine the best way to complete the tool. For example, decide whether to complete CHANGE as a whole team or to divide the community team into subgroups. Typically, communities divide the team into subgroups, ensuring each has a minimum of two people collecting and reviewing data and reporting results back to the whole team. This information sharing is essential to build a foundation of community knowledge on needs and assets and to reach consensus for strategy planning. At this step, your team should also use its bylaws and standard operating procedures to create a decision-making process. For your team, does reaching consensus involve taking a vote to see how the majority of the team feels or gaining 100% agreement? Determine which method works best and utilize it throughout the CHANGE tool completion process.