Before the conference kicks off this afternoon, some of us have gathered to mess around with the technology tools and their place in the change management process. There is such a wide range of backgrounds in the group, that it makes you wonder what we have in common. And some creative tensions ensue. Some of what we want to explore includes:
- Wikis and the processes for building them as workspaces
- An array of templates from which the methods of change could operate online
- Collaboration support
- New ways of addressing issues
- Getting the attention and buy-in of the movers and shakers
The passion of the group converges on bridging the networks of high-end technology users and non-users. Thera are differences in communication (language that we use) and competencies (tools we use and skills we use) among these populations. At the same time, we are focused on shaping the technical background to the context and intention of the work at hand. One consideration is the place of the technology within the flow of process . . . . before, during and after . . . and as an concurrent to F2F, between F2F, or as the sole media for collaboration and collective participation.