9 Ways to Ruin a Community Meeting

An article in CityLab says organizers and facilitators should avoid a few simple mistakes to help improve community meetings.
February 23, 2016, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Steve Holt has had enough of community meetings that either betray or fail the democratic ideals of participation and collaboration—so much so that he's written an article listing nine of the most common ways community meetings fall short. The list includes, with more description in the article:

"Setting up the room—for failure"

"Pulling rank"

"Over-using jargon"

"Calling a fake meeting"

The result of the list is a call to action for everyone involved to take responsibility for their actions—including organizers and facilitators.

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Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in CityLab
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