What is Social Impact Software?
Social Impact Software (SIS) documents the user’s real-time experience and observations when exercising their civil rights, liberties, freedoms, social interactions, or workplace procedures with the dedicated purpose of protecting the user’s ability to do so pursuant to societal, government, or employer law(s), right(s), or policy(ies).
Why Social Impact Software?
Nearly every civil right, liberty, or freedom that is currently enjoyed in the United States, and too often taken for granted, was forged through a unilateral desire to either acquire, preserve, share, or transfer access to the basic essentials required to live an equitable, healthy, and safe life. American history points to the deliberate, unintended, or consequent denied access of at least one of the following things for multiple groups during every moment of our country’s existence; the right to vote, access to equitable education, wage equality, workplace safety, access to clean water, access to clean air, measured policing, food insecurity, and responsive municipal services. This is a brief list that represents but a few of the perpetual and myriad issues that have a palpable social impact on how we interact among, and what we expect from, each other. More deeply, these societal concerns effect every American citizen whether they themselves are directly impacted by them, believe in them, or even know they exist. With these varied levels of awareness, the true social impact of ‘workplace safety’ or the ‘right to vote’, for example, are therefore profound.
SIS is needed not because it seeks to debate who is responsible for any momentary state of affairs. These debates are inexhaustible, emotional, and subjective. Moreover, the search for the root of ‘how the problem began’ too often distracts from the task at present; tending to the fruitful harvest of the moment and seeking the path to a perennial solution no matter who the gardener is. Rather than look towards the statutory boundaries of the past or self-motivated opinions, SIS compares the civil rights, liberties, freedoms, social interactions, or workplace procedures to the experience that the SIS user is having in real-time.
SIS is focused on the now to draw nearer to a promised future. SIS is agnostic to who has created any set of rules or parameters, the standards. SIS aggregates the documentation of the user’s experience as they live and operate according to those standards and analyzes how effectively they are being administered through what we call, Standard Management. In short, every management process such as that of Standard Management has protocols that act as guardrails for that which is being managed. SIS is designed to track respective Standard Management protocols on mobile platforms in full transparency from the user’s perspective.
Next time, we’ll dig into Standard Management.
Meanwhile, see SIS in action at www.guardmyvote.com