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Why do we meet?

Posted by johnheap on June 10, 2008

The Streamline project team meets (physically) about once per month … yet much (if not all) of the discussion could be handled online.  Yet, it seems as though activity and enthusiasm is at its peak just before a meeting (meeting the deadline) and just after (re-invigoration?).  After that it tails off … ready for the impetus of the next meeting.

I think I have suggested before that this might mean that a number of us are Web 1.0 people trying to come to terms with a Web 2.0 world.  What it certainly means is that systems, procedures and workflows we establish have to recognise that not all ‘come to the party’ with the skillset and ‘culture-set’ to engage fully … we need to offer a mix of web 2.0, Web 1.0 and Web 0.0 (‘the handshake’) to ensure full participation and interaction.

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One Response to “Why do we meet?”

  1. Janet Finlay said

    Hi John

    I know what you mean – certainly the monthly meetings are invigorating! And I think what you say may be true for the extended project team. But the core project team are very active between meetings – with side meetings of sub groups (development team, user evaluation team, project management etc) making sure that things keep happening. Most of that is also facilitated face to face though so there is certainly something in what you say about the need for web 0.0!

    Janet

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