The OHO approach is best represented by our Social Innovation Compass as shown on the right. This Compass models an integrated and holistic approach to social innovation and world health. It does this by commencing with a values based approach to all ethical enterprises, affirming the centrality of Equality, Community, Sustainability and Holism.

These values guide all activities and form a pole star that all processes are checked against. They are enacted via initiatives in four main areas:

The general population to create cultural change

To promote the outcome of ethical cultures we have created the Global Citizens Scheme (GCS). Guided by the primary value of ‘Equality’, the GCS engages the general population to co-create positive cultural change.

The social innovation model this scheme upholds is The Human Venture Model.

The community sector to create social change

Change through community resilience is achieved through The Social Venture Scheme (SVS). Guided by the primary value of ‘Community’, the SVS engages community sector initiatives to co-create positive social change.

The social innovation model this scheme upholds is The Social Venture Model.

The business sector to create economic change

Promoting the outcome of sustainable economics via the business sector is achieved via The Social Enterprise Scheme (SES). Guided by the primary value of ‘Sustainability’, the SES engages the business sector to co-create positive economic change.

The social innovation model this scheme upholds is The Social Enterprise Model.

The public sector (government) to create political change

The changes sought in the public sector is one of participatory democracies. To achieve this outcome we have created The Human Movement Scheme (HMS). Guided by the primary value of ‘Holism’, the HMS engages individuals, communities, businesses and policy makers to co-create positive political change .

The social innovation model this scheme upholds is The Human Movement Model.

The OHO Social Innovation Compass

Core Concepts of the model

Systems Approach – This model firmly asserts the interdependence of each quadrant, and that sustainable outcomes cannot be obtained in any sector without supporting changes being made in every other sector. In order to change any single part, we must therefore catalyse change in the whole.

Fractal Structure – This model is also structured fractally in that although each sector relates primarily to a single value, all four values are used to guide each of the four quadrants. In this many each quadrant is a holographic fractal of the whole.

Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Unlike standard compasses, the arms of the OHO Social Innovation Compass all point to the centre as the balance point. This requires the integration of what previously appeared to be an antithesis as businesses become more like NGO’s, NGO’s become more like businesses, individuals become more like movements, and movements become more focused on individuals. The original thesis of the social innovation concerned thus encompasses its antithesis in a balanced synthesis.