Guest blogger this week is Beatrice Briggs with her views on Participatory processes:
Beyond Ice-Breakers: What Do We Mean By “Participatory Processes”?
For years I have described myself as a specialist in participatory processes, naively assuming that people will understand what the work entails and why it is important. Now that “participatory” has become a global buzz word, however, I feel the need to be more specific about what this multi-faceted concept means to me and the groups I serve. Participatory processes are:
Participatory processes are essential when:
To be successful, participatory processes need:
Participatory processes can be used to:
I agree with the leadership expert and author, Ken Blanchard, when he says that “None of us is as smart as all of us.” For me, carefully designed participatory processes are a way to stimulate and harvest our collective intelligence. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Have a lovely week!