How We Work
Call To Action
Our aim is to address sustainability needs by first developing the criteria required to effect positive change in human affairs. Next, we must strengthen our resolve to use that criteria in ways that foster societal well-being in evolving global environments.
There is a way out of this morass but it will require long-term perception and vision to offset current apathy and passivity. This means we must prepare ourselves to take part in the type of long-range planning needed to influence decision-making in ways that project sustainable achievements at various time-stamped intervals (cycles of twenty-five to fifty-years) that span a period not less than one-hundred to two-hundred years, and perhaps beyond.
We provide an approach to resolving these issues by plans we put forth that offer meaningful solutions to humanity’s plight. Our efforts are aligned with spiritual attributes, human commonality, the search for ‘new knowledge’, galvanizing human potential, and planning long-term in order to establish and secure milestones from which to launch projected achievements into the distant future.
How We Work
Identify and define the problem, splitting bigger problems into more manageable sub-problems, and assess possible solutions,. Check the facts, gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved, and assess barriers making solving the problem more difficult.
Research the background and issues that relate to the problem to understand it's source, cause and effects. Knowledge is key to problem-solving, and when backed by facts great possibilities materialise as concrete solutions.
Data Science is a research tool we use that allows the exploration and quantitative analysis of a wide range of available data, both structured and unstructured. We focus on strategic approaches to research by mining raw data for insights, to extract knowledge, and provide actionable results.
Collaboration | Consultation | Decisions
Collaboration and consultation are two separate processes. We use each depending on circumstances, but for clarity we use principles of consultation for discussion and to make viable decisions.
Post-decision analysis may require a 'rethink' prior to implementation to ensure a reasoning process occurs based on prior assumptions of values, preferences and analysis.
Long-Range Planning | Extended Time-Horizons
Outlines first-tier entry-level requirements that through great effort and extensive foresight, over time, will yield positive results. Working together to resolve the many challenges facing humankind over the long term with no illusions but sustained commitment to the process.
Intelligence, foresight, imagination, objectivity, long-suffering, analysts, commitment, spiritual vision, empathy, dedication, sense of justice, patience, and persistence
Field Centered Operations
Aspirant Education and Training
Field operations are the end results of our work experience; meaning that collaboration, consultation, and decision-making are the viable methods employed by aspirants to educate and train stakeholders in methods they can employ, given the unique environment, social conditions, circumstances, and norms under which they will work at their assigned locations, to organize venues that support efforts to advance sustainable endeavors at the local level.
Gain Knowledge to tackle intractable problems
The key feature of Prallagon Consulting Group is to find effective ways to tackle what seem as intractable problems. Frontline in this effort is the Burnshire Academy, where research takes place to reveal strategic knowledge. This is knowledge revealed by employing novel ways of looking at existing information; or, after concentrated effort, careful analysis and consideration determine that it is a form of new knowledge.
Next in line is the Institute For Global Promise which receives knowledge and its pre-determined classification from Burnside Academy. The Institute assigns information received to its Center for Strategic Knowledge or its Center for Actionable Knowledge, based on information classification. These agents place information received under stringent analysis to determine its properties and potential form of usage.
One example is how a polity driven by insatiable desire to keep or gain political power may, depending on circumstances, be willing to exploit age-old political, ethnic, social, religious, gender, and /or racial animosities to divide the electorate in order to weaken the opposition. If this happens, the principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’ is a non-starter, without which could portend disunity that leads to social unrest with dire consequences. At all societal levels, we make known our non-partisan stance in order to minimize compromising our goals and objectives.
Collaboration | Consultation | Decision-making
Collaboration and consultation are two separate processes, but each may employ a degree of the other under certain circumstances. For the sake of clarity, we view collaboration as taking place among participants discussing issues and may or may not lead to agreed opinions, with last discussions placed before the group for their decision and subsequent action.
However, consultation is a process with responsibility set for each member to present their ideas for consideration by the group to resolve an agreed upon problems/issues. An interesting point is that all members agree that their ideas, when submitted, are free of ownership. This removes personal ego from the process and allows for frank and open discussion on the viability of all ideas present to resolve that marked for resolution. More than likely, no one idea can can resolve the problem. But upon examining all views presented, the group is better able to gain insight into possible workable mediums.
This method requires a tactful facilitative leader, someone able to encourage the best from each member, reconcile differences, sum up meaningful methods for problem solving, and present agreed resolutions for group consultation and decision-making; then they make plans for implementation and followup with feedback encourage for analysis. The net results is that the group decides, keeps group identification, and without ownership allotted to any one individual.
We encourage both methods throughout the organization but for quality decisions, consultation is engaged. Duties and functions assume a non-authoritative approach, and each person has the freedom to express their ideas because they view the entire organization as a Center for Collective Intelligence. The staff takes pride in knowing that their contributions benefit the whole and optimize the functions of the organization.
Let there be no mistake
Let there be no mistake about our work, purpose, and position on sustainability. We work to build a consensus for the need to capture the spirit of oneness in human affairs that will resonate throughout human populations and animate a level of consciousness for collective wellbeing. It will manifest as a secure platform from which to plan systematic, progressive, and sustainable achievements time-lined from now and into the distant future.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Foremost, it is a global inspiration that challenges the world community to recognize 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth—all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Though not mentioned, the Agenda is a spiritual-based activity designed to uplift the mass of humanity and in the process protect its native habitat.
We dedicate our efforts to support this initiative in achieving its immediate goals and with hope for subsequent plans that build on its success.
People understand that what is occurring on the world stage is taking place at the expense of the publics’ welfare; impacted by a social, economic and political malignancy, extremes of wealth and poverty, and economic gain without regard for the natural environment. These problems are hard to resolve, and solutions found will require immense effort to implement and carryout over the long term.
We undertake the arduous task of finding spiritual-based solutions, when implemented, are durable over extended time-horizons, and with reiteration will continue to provide a bedrock from which to devise criteria to resolve intractable problems far into the distant future.
Global Human development: A Formidable challenge of Exceeding Proportions
Seventy-years ago the concept of development became a global project filled with formidable challenges—spiritual, economic, moral, and social—faced with the prospect of how to galvanize and enlist the constructive potential of individuals from around the globe to be involved in programs to advance the common good; envision individuals, communities, and institutions that, through integrated effort, can achieve tangible results.
This requires individuals, institutions, and communities to possess the capacity, courage, and strengths needed to transform weaknesses found in existing social and economic structures. They have the freedom to choose between participating in those structures while working to reform them, or joining the many endeavors to build new ones.
Working at the community level, we strive to build capacity on a broader and much larger scale to enable people to become protagonists of development planning, help devise policy and supporting initiatives that characterizes local needs, but also in view of and sensitive to the needs and requirements laid down by the UN agency sponsoring the program for international development.
We need local participation to help devise a globalized public policy with flexibility to address the character and specific needs of particular communities because one size does not fit all; therefore, we encourage local community participation.
Central to this effort is our recognition of humanity as an entity of one, one people, and within that context all individuals, no matter the circumstances, whether rich or poor, young or old, man or woman, become engaged in a common enterprise to work together and contribute to the well-being of the whole.
We characterize this process as ‘collaboration through partnership’, where venues provide platforms for collective exploration of relevant issues and respondents make substantive contributions through dialogue and consultative efforts to decide on issues, make quality decisions, and setup proper procedures for implementation.
Our TeamMx Field Unit members strive to address these challenges and potential for quality decision-making with stakeholder communities in an atmosphere of open and frank discussion. In these gatherings, planning takes place to decide criteria for policy initiatives employed to build capacity needed to engage and support a global development agenda. It also addresses issues of common concern at the local level.
We welcome collaborating with you on these specific issues to improve our understanding of the criteria, standards, and procedures needed to advance human development in a global context.
Although our policies are not all-encompassing, they provide direction regarding what is appropriate behavior and what is not. They help maintain order within the organization and ensure that staff and all supporting elements receive just treatment. In this way, we maximize benefits to end-users of our services because staff members understand what we expect of them and also apply to those with whom we become engaged.
Fresh ways of thinking and innovative systems we employ require a change in the social fabric that guide human endeavours to elicit integrity and show justice in all undertakings. These principals promote an inclusive reality for all humanity.
Call to Action
How We Work | Field Centered Operations