The social contract

For businesses who wish to work with us over time as they undertake their purpose journey, we also offer for a limited number of large corporates ‘social contracts’ which are non legal and non financial.

How does a social contact work?

We make a shared commitment to work together over an 18-24-month period where members of our team have regular contact with the CEO and other key senior people in your company to challenge and support your thinking and your journey to being a better business.

As part of this we:

  • Provide a challenge to your business – using our Blueprint Principles as the provocation.
  • Agree goals with you which draw on the Blueprint Principles.
  • Facilitate a group session(s) with your management or other teams, in support of your goals.
  • Convene CEO peer learning groups that meet 3 or 4 times a year to share learning, experience and provide peer challenge and support.
  • Build networks to which you and members of your teams will be invited, to share learning, experience and get support.
  • Where we are able to, we will connect you to others on the same journey that might be able to help you.
  • All our conversations with you will of course be completely confidential.

For the social contract to be effective there needs to be:

  • Enough frequency in our interaction with your CEO and others in your team, to build effective relationships.
  • Relationships with more than one senior person other than the CEO (it is easier for people to affect change if they are not trying to do it alone).
  • Where external consultants are engaged to help you, it is helpful if we have your support to invest time building relationships with these consultants so we can help join up the various conversations.

We are a small charity and our work is limited to acting as a catalyst to help businesses be inspired and guided by a purpose that benefits society. We are not a consultancy or a substitute for paid consultants or coaches.

What we ask in return:

A commitment of your time to the social contract, if you choose it.

If you find working with Blueprint helpful, then we ask you to be ambassadors for this way of thinking about purpose and people, through your leadership networks, employees and supply chains.

We are a charity and do not charge for this work. Association with Blueprint’s thinking is voluntary and free. There are no kite marks or compliance obligations. Embedding Blueprint’s way of thinking carries its own self-discipline in the commitment to enable and welcome scrutiny, and in the continued dialogue which that requires.