An An article by Anke Sommer
On the trail of success communities
What exactly are success communities? A success community is in the first instance only a model that offers information about achievement via mutual support. How that support happens is irrelevant. Take a look at your everyday procedures. Which services support your everyday activities? Do you take the pressure off each morning with a croissant and a coffee from the Italian place next door? What about lunchtimes? Do you go to a fancy restaurant that always manages to make you feel good by conjuring up a bit of holiday atmosphere in your everyday life? Do you have co-operation partners you can rely on whatever the situation? Is there a good graphic artist in your team who understands exactly how your service can be authentically portrayed? Do you know a great place to contact if you’re currently unable to take your dog for a walk? And do your children have a healthy and functional social network? If you can answer all these questions with yes then not only do you know what a success community is, you’re already living out the principle of mutually supportive synergies.
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