Dilemmas of Online Organizing: The Diversity & Structure Edition!

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Dilemmas of Online Organizing: The Diversity & Structure Edition!

  1. 1. Cleverly-titled presentation<br />Deanna Zandt<br />Personal Democracy Forum, 6/29/09<br />http://deannazandt.com/<br />
  2. 2. © Sam Dorman.<br />
  3. 3. OMG this is TEH AWESUM<br />Here Comes Everybody!<br />What used to take a large organization doesn’t take hardly anything<br />Example of this:#AmazonFAIL<br />
  4. 4. Remove all that silly structure stuff…<br />It’s suddenly all like high school<br />Unintentional – but highly impactful – marginalization of voices<br />Why does diversity even matter?<br />
  5. 5. History repeating itself?<br />“Tyranny of Structurelessness”by Jo Freeman<br />Consciousness-raising<br />Social media = CR for the digital ages<br />Narratives are key for organizing<br />
  6. 6. Three facets<br />Leadership<br />Trust<br />ACCOUNTABILITY<br />
  7. 7. Trust<br />How do we build it?<br />How do timeframes change our perceptions?<br />
  8. 8. Leadership<br />Managing on the Fly<br />A core group of key people<br />Balancing powering the edges with intentionality<br />Transparency in decision making<br />Allison Fine,http://www.allisonfine.com<br />
  9. 9. Leadership<br />Facilitative Leadership<br />A plan of action, often updated daily<br />An understanding of core assumptions and beliefs by key people<br />Great listening skills and flexibility<br />Allison Fine, http://www.allisonfine.com<br />
  10. 10. Accountability<br />How can we ensure that what needs to get called out, does?<br />
  11. 11. questions?<br />http://deannazandt.com<br />@randomdeanna<br />

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