Our way of working emerged from a collaborative effort involving a wide range of local service users, local residents, local providers and leaders from various organisations.
Based on the TIES (Tāmaki Inclusive Engagement Strategy), a community developed blueprint for how external organisations can work with the people of Tāmaki, we agreed a set of principles for how we would undertake our challenge.
We also created a set of integrity questions that we ask of ourselves in the work that we do to ensure we stay true to the principles that we have committed to.
We will listen and value diversity, appreciate and respect difference.
We will talk honestly so as to create connections and build trust.
We will respect confidentiality.
We will be understanding and flexible with timeframes.
We will show guts, acknowledge struggle and reality check our actions.
We will build strategic relationships and networks, and create opportunities that enable each person to play an active role.
Stepping up & speaking out
Focusing on the positives
We will have fun, show compassion, positivity, and be caring and optimistic.
We will keep looking for new ways of doing things.
We will take time to understand the interests of all parties.
We will work collaboratively in partnership as equals.
We will reflect and learn, evaluating as we go
Working and learning together
We will lead by example in ways that model equality and encourage user-led empowerment.
We will build strong foundation processes, and ask bold questions in the name of future generations who will inherit the outcomes of our decisions
Our integrity questions
How will we ensure community voices are included, heard and documented?
How will we own, consider and work with our vested interests?
How will our work together be evaluated and from whose perspectives?
Asking key integrity questions helps us to ‘walk our talk.’ These questions keep our processes ‘honest’ and our focus on the collective impact we are seeking to achieve.
When considering possible actions or proposals, we will ask these questions