First Contact

by Rosalind Ho // Fifth Space Fellow

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Team CARRA is currently working on the problem that too many youth-friendly employers are not employing youth with disabilities, and are therefore missing out on potential resources. To gain an understanding of the employer mindset, we began by exploring the stories of various businesses and the motivations behind their hiring practices.

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Teamwork in acceleration

By Rosalind Ho // Fifth Space Fellow & CARRA Team Meber


Fifth Space is all about teamwork in acceleration.

Normally, it takes at least days or weeks for teams to be formed, with careful consideration of what skills each person can bring to the whole team. Then it takes weeks more for teams to gel into a cohesive whole. Fifth Space teams do all this, but at warp speed.

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Becoming a team

By Irena Flego // Fifth Space Fellow and Spread the Love Team Member


Building a team from scratch was a fascinating experience at the Fifth Space, and one that still puzzles me.

We had one day to gather a group of people that would need to stick together “no matter what” over the next six months. Scary acceleration, considering that usually it takes months, if not years, to form an effective team organically. The exercises were set up so each team gets people with a variety of skills, personalities and working styles. The idea was, I guess, to try & negotiate the right amount of everything in the mix – a doer, a goer, an analyst, an organizer, a maker.

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To boldly go where no one has gone before


Fifth Space is such a totally new and untested project that InWithForward wants to have a way to capture what it feels like to be part of a Fifth Space problem-solving team and to document our learning process. So they asked me (Rosalind Ho, BACI) to be a Blogger for Fifth Space, and to spend some of my 20% time to take photos and write short pieces for the Fifth Space blog.


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