Over the past year and a half I've been a member of the 2.0 Adoption Council. We began as a cohort of likeminded practitioners looking for help, camaraderie, and perhaps an ear when we needed to let fly with the challenges we faced in delivering a new way of work to our organizations. I've contributed content, offered up insights into my organizational case study, helped create workshops, webinars, and presented to a number of audiences on behalf of, and in promotion of the council. I've received the benefits of a great network, friends I'll keep for a long, long time, and insight into this industry that I may not have otherwise received.
It's been decided that my involvement as a practitioner is no longer appropriate based on my day to day contribution levels and advancement within the E2.0 community. The decision has kicked me off of a fence I've been sitting on since April. While I desperately love my network, I'd found that I'm not able to get the depth of information I need anymore. For those of us who've been at this for years vs. months the first year conversations yield less actionable information. Knowing that my network of practitioners are, for the most part, active in the public spaces I'm not worried that I'll lose good friends in this transition.
Things change when they need to. I believe that. I sincerely wish the council well and hope that all of its members enjoy radical success as they teach each other the ropes and initiate their first years. It's tough work. You'll need each other. Stay strong folks, and don't hesitate to reach out if I can help. I'm always here.