Occupy Strategic Planning
Pages for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.
GOAL OF OUR WORK
We're developing tools to help us communicate ideas. These tools may include things like [roadmaps/timelines], diagrams showing who is doing what, etc etc. Join in the fun. Whatever you think will help us develop and communicate "a plan" to get us to our vision. [See draft mission statement]
Unifying vision. What broad vision can we unite movements on, e.g. Ending the rule of concentrated wealth, Tranform with the Great Turning, End corporate rule, Human needs nt corporate greed etc. See the Original Occupy Vision Doc and the reading list below, for the materials that the group is "working from."
Strategic framework. A strategy that can be applied to all the issues raised in the Occupy Vision document. Once we have a shared framework people can develop tactics that work within that framework. Strategy defined as a method or plan to bring about a desired future as the achievement of a goal; also defined as the art and science of planning and marshalling resources for the most effective use.
Revolutionary theory and practice. Encouraging broad ranging dialogue (reflection and action) in relation to the theoretical and practical basis for transforming the present system of production, i.e., unbridled capitalism into its opposite--a form of governance and enterprise that is more socially responsible. From a system of production based on profits or capital accumulation to a system of production based on socially useful production. From a system which promotes greed and need to a system which facilitates abundance. [See these reading resources].
One of our key tasks is to bring people, organizations and issue movements together because with unity we will increase our power and impact; as well as create a mass movement that cannot be ignored.
THREE MAIN TRACKS RIGHT NOW
TRACK 1: GOALS
[OCCUPY STRATEGIC PLANNING GOALS] On this track, we are taking the 2012 OCCUPY VISION DOC and other VISION DOCS we've found- and categorizing the goals into "CONCRETE OBJECTIVES" and "IDEALS and PRINCIPLES", so that we can take the CONCRETE OBJECTIVES and form a "roadmap" to acheive these goals. You can go straight to the [List of Objectives that is evolving here]. These tools are fluid in that if the group decides to improve them then the group decides to improve them, but for now, we're primarily working to satisfy as much of the 2012 NatGat Vision Doc as possible.
TRACK 2: THE LIST OF PLAYERS
["THE LIST"] - A list of players influencing how society is changing, and how these orgs can be viewed, and/or categorized. This can help us later to help us influence them and/or do things in response. There are TWO TASKS in Track 2 that we're focusing on: definiting the categories of groups, and then assigning each group a category.
TRACK 3: THE PATHS
- a [visual explanation] of different paths that people and orgs can take toward "the end". We'll have more on this soon. Talk to Polar...he's storyboarding it. Something about following a small business and the choices that can be made as it grows. Over time, the choices, the criteria for how the choices are made will be something like a video game, maybe even with user determined paths.
For reading lists, please click the above link.
For other background on what we did at Occupy Boston and some general education about the "classic" strategic planning process, here is a link to the old [Occupy Boston Strategic Planning page], which has some educational resources. We didn't get very far, but this is offered, because we at least made an attempt at a SWOT (strenghts/weaknesses/opportunities/threats analysis) and pulled together some resource links about what Streategic Planning is. Please ignore that part about using it to seek profit. We're using the techniques to seek our goals... The techniques can be used to seak anything that an org wants to do. The goals are being set above in Track 1. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY OTHER OCCUPY GROUPS doing STRATEGIC PLANNING or anything like this, please put the links here...
contact: email@example.com to reach the person maintaining these wiki pages. Or go to the InterOcc hub and look for the Occupy-Strategy email list, which is quite active, to join in the conversation. Or just start editing these pages.