A solid implementation path is important:
Especially in the beginning, close follow-up is essential. We continuously evaluate what works and what challenges we face, and not least, the initiative is kept warm for all with key roles. It is wonderful that we are a diverse group with different approaches and experiences that help each other and generate positive competition. Had it not been for the common meeting arenas, we would probably have worked considerably more silo-based, which could offer unnecessary challenges in a learning process like this.
This is how much time I spend on Nyby:
We have meetings every other week and these only last one hour. Beyond that, I visit the departments to check up, and operates in the app to "feel the pulse" on the assignments. Posters and the likes are hung up at regular intervals. I am also involved in talking about Nyby in informal settings and celebrate and cheer on both new volunteers and assignments that have been completed. It is not easy to have a complete overview of the total number of hours I have invested, but I am passionate about Nyby and the potential, and would like to spend even more time on it. We plan to go even bigger in not too long, which will most likely require further of my role. To be able to be a great Nyby agent, one should have, or take the time, so that it does not become "just another thing".
In conclusion – this is what I think is necessary to succeed with Nyby:
I have already touched on some of it, but would like to summarize:
1) Anchoring from top management and along the entire line - everyone involved must believe in the investment,
2) Dedicate time and resources - changes are not made overnight,
3) Start out small scale and build on as we gain experience,
4) Be an ambassador who speaks in positive terms about Nyby where it feels natural, and who is certain that the platform helps to make a positive difference for everyone who lives here.