Astonishingly they spent over an hour discussing who would be allowed to join, or in reality who to exclude from the Community of Practice. People ‘below a certain job grade’, ‘people from different disciplines’ and ‘people we don’t like’ (they didn’t actually say that, but I know what they meant) were included on the ‘list’.
The discussion was all neatly wrapped up in some pretty specific language around:
- quotas of people each organisation could send;
- first and second choices; standby lists;
- different sub-groups permitted, etc and
- the great momentum killer – voting rights.
This was a community of practice, what exactly they might ‘vote’ on was a complete mystery to me.
I’m sure none of it was deliberate, but it didn’t half bring this to mind – The…
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