Assembling your team

Who are the best groups and individuals to bring together to carry this process forward?


To build a strong core team who can carry this process forward

For many, the journey into Wellbeing Economy Policy Design may begin with a time- and/or place-bound project.

In most cases it will be necessary to establish a project team, possibly involving some formal recruitment, and to scope the parameters of your project based on the budget and time available.

Each initiative should be highly contextual and unique, but thanks to the experiences of those piloting this process it is possible to share some common characteristics that should help you succeed.


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  • The community should be at the heart of your process—where possible, you should prioritise building a team that is based in or near the place that you are focused on
  • Consider how you can meaningfully involve or collaborate with people who are amongst the most marginalised in your community
  • Approach community stakeholders humbly and clearly articulate what you see as the value add for them of being involved - whilst also asking them whether they see any value, and what it is
  • Compensate people fairly for their participation in the process, from team members to workshop participants.
  • Consider the need for any specialised experience based on your community’s needs e.g. languages, working with children, working with marginalised communities
  • In recruiting team members, test their passion and alignment around the principles of the Wellbeing Economy Policy Design process as well as their technical abilities
  • Spend appropriate time and effort on the design of sessions for spending time together as a team, paying attention to relationships as well as outputs