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Induction dec2006 alok

  1. 1. <ul><li>THE QUERY </li></ul><ul><li>Caters to the ‘Knowledge Needs’ of members </li></ul><ul><li>Brings issues on table; Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Fulcrum’ or ‘crux’ of Community’s interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep energy of community at sustainable level </li></ul><ul><li>Defines the pace of interactions </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>What will be covered: </li></ul><ul><li>The Query Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Formulating a Query – The Process </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-posting a Query </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Timing’ of a Query </li></ul><ul><li>Posting of a Query (Which one to take up and when) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Query Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Three Query Tracks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track A (Quick Turnaround of 6/7 working days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track B (Normal Turnaround of 14/16 working days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track C (Extended Turnaround of 20/22 working days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Track A : [se-decn] Query: URGENT - Reply by 11 November 2006 . [subject], from [organization, location] [type] </li></ul><ul><li>For others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[se-decn] Query: Exposure Visits for Panchayat Members and Representatives,from Future Generations Arunachal, Itanagar (Referrals). Reply by 11 November </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use technically correct, commonly understood terms (e.g. PRIs for Panchayati Raj Institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Query Poster about the Turnaround Time </li></ul><ul><li>More than one query poster possible </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Formulating A Query – The Process </li></ul><ul><li>Help frame the Query - It should conceal vital information but should reveal some that evokes interest </li></ul><ul><li>One line queries – [Recently I cold not join the discussion due to my overloaded works relating e-Gov in PRIs in this State. However in near future this subject may be discussed.] </li></ul><ul><li>Long Queries – One page long with eleven questions – Design of Panchayat Buildlngs – converted to half page query with 4 clear questions-elicited 29 responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid layered queries – simple, straight and amenable to responses </li></ul><ul><li>Determine subject, query type, </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate within the KM Team for comments, especially about cross posting </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Cross Posting a Query </li></ul><ul><li>To get contrasting and complementary perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Touchstone - Query could have been posted by either community </li></ul><ul><li>Use judiciously so as not to overburden members with too many emails </li></ul><ul><li>When to cross post and when not to cross post </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of work between ‘Primary’ and ‘Secondary’ Community </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Timing of a Query </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Easy’ vs ‘Difficult’ Queries – easy ones to charge up the members, amenable to quick responses </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronize with an event/occasion or season - (e.g. related to roof water harvesting in summer, onset of monsoon; prior to a workshop on a similar issue) </li></ul><ul><li>Order – Mixing of queries to let maximum members participate </li></ul><ul><li>Time of posting – evening/before the weekend. Try to keep a separate window for posting a query, avoid crowding. </li></ul><ul><li>Urgency factor </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Which Queries to take up </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to a wider membership, amenable to responses </li></ul><ul><li>Mix queries with focus on specific organizations (e.g. government, NGOs especially at grassroots , donor agencies, researchers and academics) </li></ul><ul><li>Mix ‘easy’ and ’difficult’ queries – e.g. ‘Administrative Reforms in Local Bodies’ with ‘Resource Mobilization by Local Bodies’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Field’ and ‘Academic’ types </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic variation </li></ul>
  8. 8. THANK YOU!
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