An introduction to Delib
and the democratising power
of the internet
What’s going on right now?
The internet has matured into a social space with sites
acting as social facilitators, empowering people in the
process. This has led to a shift of power from the
organisation to the individual.
Chris Lopez - Flickr
People want to participate
This newly empowered citizen likes to participate.
They like to create and share - typified by people’s use
of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Welcome to the “p-generation”.
Ritterbin - Flickr
So organisations need to be
more participative too...
People are eager to connect with you – to share ideas
of your service and products. Eager to help you
improve (either constructively or otherwise). People
want to be involved, and if you ignore them then...
And participative organisations
are better organisations
What’s exciting is that if organisations get
participation right, great things happen: policy
participation in government means better, more
effective governance. Idea-sharing and collaboration
means greater stakeholder involvement.
Where Delib fits in
We’re about more effectively involving
people in governance online.
Empowered citizen Organisation
(consumer/employee ) (government/business)
“I think x” “I wonder what people think
“I don’t like the way you do y”
“How can we improve y?”
“Why don’t you do z?”
“How can we innovate in z?”
Our areas of work
Where we can help you
campaigning Internal comms /
The four main areas we can help with are policy
consultation opinion research, stakeholder
collaboration, issue and service innovation.
Who we’ve been doing this for
We work with UK government departments, over 100
local authorities and Obama’s administration. We’ve
also worked with charities and businesses.
Some of our products
An ideas-sharing app – ideal for An app for having “dialogues”, ideas
early stage consultation. sharing and innovation.
Simple yet sophisticated budget A complete suite of consultation
consultation/prioritisation app. tools – from management to
www.budgetsimulator.com/ feedback tools.
Talk to us
0845 638 1848
35 King Street
29 D’Arblay Street