Vic, You wrote: Having an expert logically structure the community may logically wash off any growing patina. In fact it wasn t what I was implying. From aMessage 1 of 38 , Jun 17, 2005View SourceVic,
"Having an expert logically structure the community may logically wash off
any growing patina."
In fact it wasn't what I was implying. From a facilitator perspective, my
question was more: how does a (technical) facilitator detect the needs of a
community in terms of technology? Aka: basing upon what? For how I see it, a
technical facilitator has to be skilled at detecting needs and providing
tools, the way a "standard" facilitator has to detect needs of other kinds
and provide tools of other kinds.
Then we could get all into which kind of facilitation style is more
appropriate for a CoP. Mine is collaborative, and I tend to try to get the
best out of what is there rather than sticking to frames and agendas.
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Hi, I ve spent some years doing club rescue , helping sick Toastmasters clubs (www.toastmasters.org). They use electronic and live connection systems. TheMessage 38 of 38 , Jun 30, 2005View SourceHi,
I've spent some years doing 'club rescue', helping sick Toastmasters
clubs (www.toastmasters.org). They use electronic and live connection
systems. The patterns of usage vary by individual club - by
the personalities and dominant groups involved. Most or all could
benefit from richer electronic connections. Even people who don't
use a computer much themselves benefit from the better organization
around them -the richer community connections. I've seen a lot of lives
enriched by simply introducing yahoo egroups and geocities web sites.
They could benefit from richer club-to-club connections and
larger group connections growing community.
> ... David asked if anyone else share the perception thatHigh tech doesn't seem to make that much difference. I've worked
> there are far more of these potential groups (whether CoPs or otherwise)
> than the groups that actually exist - and that the penetration of
> groupware has actually been very shallow.
with groups who meet inside software development firms, big banks,
chipmakers, and the like. The tech is just a trickster, it can be
useful and the knife can turn in the hand.
Because I've dealt with the walking wounded and new clubs I like
simplicity, it's easier to instil and to fix.
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