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Participation just isn’t on the mind map

Good insight – transferable for reasons why knowledge management/sharing often fails: Participation just isn’t on the mind map: “Why does a lot public participation fail?…The mindmapping exercise brought home to me that it may just be that participation is peripheral to the way most people lead their lives. They/we are mostly concerned with relationships – with friends, family, workmates, interest groups and so on. Public officials, politicans and their facilitator helpers are at the edge of vision…”
The truth is – we are consummed with our own stuff. Making an organizations “stuff” a priority is difficult when it’s in a completely different world from our daily activities.

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  1. Participation just isn’t on the mind map

    David Wilcox at Designing for Civil Society has some interesting thoughts about how participants perceive forced efforts at engendering participation.  Be sure to check out his mindmaps.  The mindmapping exercise brought home to me that …

    Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 2:53 am | Permalink