And so the results of the feedback survey on this blog are in (though you can still vote here). A big THANK YOU to you all for chipping in! View the results via the link from the survey box below.
So: 19 votes pleading for more KM and more communication, and perhaps less on M&E. Two very valuable comments. One attached to the post ‘Fire your frank feedback and forecast what follows on Agile KM for me & you‘ and the other one below:
Ewen, nice strategy of engaging with your readers; I would suggest asking for domain/subject suggestions that might be of interest. The reason I skip your blog, at times, is because:- it is either too jargon filled and too much jargon suggests a closed language world and leads to inclusion and exclusion dynamics;- your blog is too much a reworking of other stuff and there is no personal or original thinking in there- as i am increasingly moving away from international development and working on regional and local issues, once again i am struck by this divide we have managed to make the international development and domestic/local focus; this is fascinating, it shows that there are different worlds (of thinking and working) around. I do not know if this is bridgeable, it is an area of longstanding concern.Good luck and keep on blogging and thinking out loud …. see john Stepper http://johnstepper.com/2014/05/24/the-best-peer-support-group-for-your-career/
Where does this leave me? With a number of excellent pointers which I will try and apply, though of course I also follow my own intuition and will not keep stuck with one way of doing things, or blogging in this context.
- Use more visuals;
- Write shorter posts;
- Use spicy questions;
- Avoid jargon;
- More personal thinking;
And you might have your own ideas still about what other things I need to change…
In the meantime, before I process this feedback into the posts, here’s what’s boiling on this blog’s pan for the next weeks and months (that I can foresee now):
- More reflections about event/process facilitation in relation with a number of important events and happenings;
- Some counter-reactions to ‘Working out loud’ and getting it work collectively;
- The sequel to Anatomy of learning: how we (individuals) make sense of information which will feature my very own thinking indeed (but it may take some time);
- Smart consultant practices for modern organisations;
- … and your topics of choice? Will you let me know…
Oh, and I reckon improving this blog is not just about visuals, but also about audio cues. So before I get seriously into this, here’s one for Richard Martin who confessed he loved references to Radiohead…
— Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) May 13, 2014
Let me get this blog to see improvements trickle down the pyramid, Richard!
Related blog posts:
- Fire your frank feedback and forecast what follows on Agile KM for me & you
- Engagement and deeper connection in social networks, a dialogue with Jaume Fortuny