Going digital does not work miracles. It tends to highlight what you already are and believe in – the good, bad, and ugly.
From the Blog on Change
The expectation of ‘free’ training courses is an undercurrent in aid agencies. When we make things free are we de-valuing teachers?
Communities have ‘rules’. They are bounded sets. We can choose to learn from different communities rather than commenting, comparing, and competing.
There is no ‘right’ way for convening. Sometimes having choice is freeing, sometimes it’s overwhelming and paralysing. Sometimes the opposite is true.
When we work in complex organisations working in complex environments on complex issues, templates aren’t going to be the answer to the complexity.
Cracking engagement is astonishingly difficult. Start with having people in the ‘room’ who want to be there.
Data sharing between organisations is not about sharing data. It is about extending trust. And it is scary. But trust always is.
That wasn’t as bad as I thought. It doesn’t matter what the ‘that’ is referring to. Perhaps Seneca was correct – fear is worse imagined than lived.
Optimism bias. In our projects, when potential for harm is pointed out, we tend to ignore it, explain it away, or say ‘it won’t happen to us’.