web 2.0 for development

Learning Log – Week #3: many members each take a bit of the load

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“The one-man (person) show is untenable and we have to find alternatives and quickly…

I have to chime in again – I can’t resist. This point is CENTRAL to successful network work. It cannot be a hub with one person at the middle and the rest of the network like spokes. There just  isn’t enough time in the day for the hub. We need to really think about many sets of connections and many hands helping. Networks thrive when many members each take a bit of the load. You know you have succeeded when you don’t have to ask them to do this anymore – they just DO IT!

This asks us to rethink how we work. It asks us to give up some control. It often challenges some of our organizational patterns. But it is very exciting and very powerful.”


Author: Luca Servo @ talksharelearn

Passionate about social media, development projects and the world. Currently, I’m supporting the Emergency Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in managing its online communication through the website, the social media and the mobile apps.

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