Youth Employment Challenge Guiding Principles
As we dive into another fun and collaborative challenge for social good, OpenIDEO, Barclays and The Work Foundation thought we might take a moment to share some Guiding Principles for this challenge. These principles seek to provide direction, inspiration and focus during our collective efforts:
It can be easy, especially with such a daunting global issue like youth unemployment, to dwell on the negative. But in keeping with our OpenIDEO community spirit, let's focus on the positive. Staying optimistic, hopeful and open will not only help us collaborate better – but also to design better, together.
Emphasis on Solutions
As we design concepts to tackle youth unemployment, we each might feel a tendency to find fault, debate the issues, or focus on what's not working. Let's turn that on its head and instead steer our efforts toward positive solutions that can help today's young people find success in the workplace.
Our community already has a knack for conversations that are friendly, constructive and collaborative – and we know this challenge will be no different. As we embark on this newest challenge together, let's remember that everyone's experiences and opinions are welcome, as long as the content we share is thoughtful and respectful.
You can also check out our Community Principles if you're curious to learn more.