Posts Tagged collaboration

Engagement, participation and fragmentation in a virtual world

Here’s the paradox – most organizations say they want to get more people engaged in their mission, and people say they want to get more involved, yet most organizations I meet talk about how hard it is to get people involved. I’d like to explore this paradox a bit with this post. For an organization […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rely on Focus Groups Any Longer

When asked, most of the organizations I meet say their primary ways of getting qualitative market input, direction and feedback are through surveys and focus groups.   Given that focus groups have been around forever, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising, but to me it is.   Amazingly so. Why? Because for the last six years or longer, […]

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Making a Connection that Matters

At a conference last week in Boston, I opened my presentation by mentioning Glen James,  a homeless man in Boston who found a backpack containing $42,000, and promptly returned it without hesitation.    He was lauded for his honesty and, within days, someone from Virginia  who never had met Glen set up a fund on gofundme.com […]

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