Monday, September 13, 2010

3D Juggling 494: Community

Claire writes: "I'm trying out Twitter and received a Tweet this week that says:

World population rankings:
1: China
2: India
3: Facebook
4: USA
5: MySpace
6: Indonesia
7: Brazil
8: Twitter (via @mikamika59)

That was information. Other Twitter exchanges have included conversations - talking to a Canadian coach about her love of Redbush tea and meeting someone who does similar work to 3D in the States. But whatever people say, Twitter is not a community.  It's only personal conversations that lead to relationships which build to form a real community. For me, social media is a way of sharing information and only a few of the people we encounter on the way will be people that we get to know.

Is there community where you work? Or are you a group of people who happen to travel daily to the same building? When the economy is hitting the workplace hard, it's the organisations which have fostered community which have the greatest chance of survival.  It's then that people stop thinking about 'me and my needs' and start thinking about the needs of the team... and it's then a far shorter journey to consider the needs of our customers and therefore our organisation.

So community is about relationship and not population size.  What can you do this week to foster that where you work or live?"

Love this? If you need some help in your organisation to build community, come out for a cup of coffee with us to talk about how we can help you.  We'll pay!

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