Post its are to start conversations, not to be the final product. ‘Tell me more about….’ is a simple invitation to the other to tell us stories.
Having an opinion or an assertion about the way things are and the change you would like to see is not arrogant. It is necessary. It is human.
‘This is just the way things are’ and ‘what if’ are very different statements. However, the way things are today is because of a ‘what if’ in the past.
When we encounter complex challenges, we struggle because our binary thinking doesn’t work. We search for ‘the’ starting point, which doesn’t exist.
Technology will continue to emerge and change the way we live and work. Sometimes the challenge is adoption, while other times it is the potential for harm.
Signposting happens all around us. Maps have legends showing us the colour of roads, size of cities, railroad tracks, and so on.
‘I didn’t expect it go that way’ is different from ‘I don’t where this is going’. Convening is not about control, it is about gathering the others together.
There are scenes that once we see, we can not unsee. And there are seminal moments in in history, which shift our collective consciousness into action.
Maybe, we, as a digital community needed to go through a phase of disillusionment as we watch digital identity and data management go horribly wrong.
Perhaps it’s time to come together on a call to both define the ‘problem’ and discuss ideas of different ways forward.
Permission and approval from others does not change the fact it might not work. Convening costs little, but does come with the risk that you might be alone.
Life is full of perspectives, but also bias and injustice. We need the prophets. Prophets are not fortunetellers, no they are those speaking truth to power.