Collaboration and co-creation require active listening, empathy, and open-mindedness. As an influencer you want to create change, but it necessitates learning new, and leveraging existing, core competencies - a combination of skills, attitudes and knowledge.
However, first and foremost, recognise that you face intractable challenges. Applying that lens to the guidance below will help you prioritise the information according to what is most feasible and useful in your unique situation.
You want new provisions to be adopted, but lack the budget (or control over it) to make it happen. You can:
You are not incentivised to focus on open government - the structures, policies, and overall culture of your institutional environment deter you and your peers from reaching your goals. You can:
You know what to advocate for and even how to, but you lack the resources to effectively do so. You can:
You have experience working across sectors and know the value of it, but your colleagues are uncertain about how and why to partner with government. You can:
You understand how to develop and use technology to amplify your open government goals, but you know that your peers are less comfortable with technology and struggle to engage with it. You can: