“The concept of praxis . . . refers to our participation in the shaping of the world in which we live. It is based upon the idea that we are meant to make a difference. We are called to be contributors, people of reflection and action. . . . This is our common human task.”
– Denis Edwards
It starts with an idea, a point of view, a model or framework.
It continues with the thoughtful consideration of how it might be activated in support of our purpose, in support of the employees, customers, and community members we exist to serve.
It flows into action, a living engagement of ideas and people joined together for purposeful impact.
It results in outcomes, maybe good or even great ones, and likely surprising or even disappointing ones as well.
It continues with evaluation, consideration and more thoughtful conversation, this time about what happened, the lessons learned, the possibilities that came to life, the ideas of what might come next, having attempted this thing in this way at this time.
Ideas are revisited, perspectives shared and challenged, new approaches proposed.
A next step is agreed upon. A new effort is made.
This is how we make our contribution. This is how change happens.