What do you see in the picture?
By Chris Ogle on June 17th, 2018
The Laminate itself was produced around October 2015 and was created to explain Link4Growth and its direction on Jan 8th 2016 at the Link4Growth 1st Conference.
You will observe in the roots of the tree; 7 principles are written. These principles were carefully crafted back in 2012 as the fledgling organisation was attempting to define the ‘essence’ of what Link4Growth was about. The importance of these 7 principles was somehow not really appreciated I feel back then, a little glossed over so to speak. Nowadays however, as an evolving Association that is owned by the ‘Friends of Link4Growth’ and one of few pioneering in the ‘Leaderless Organisation’ space, the significance of what underpins the organisation is vitally important.
The actual image was the result of around 50 hours of discussion with the artist who sought to capture the ‘essence of Link4growth’ and represent it in image form. There were many… many more hours in the actual creation (and adjustments afterwards ) that I can personally vouch for…
There is meaning behind every detail and Sophie Honeybelle has outdone herself with this and other images that she worked on for us ( 5 in total ).
7 Principles for clarity are…
- Everyone is important
- Everyone should be respected
- Everyone should be heard
- Everyone should be able to contribute
- Everyone is on their own journey
- Everyone has value
- Everyone is equal
But what do you see?
Chris is passionate about community and has been involved with Link4Growth and community building since the start in 2012. Chris now devotes most of his time to facilitate connection, collaboration and community in the district of South West Herts as well as supporting the Link4Growth Association.