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The Platform For Belonging

The Platform For Belonging

Our communities are separated into silos. How do we gather in the dawn of technological advancement? The talk focuses on what communities are; creating, growing and sustaining them.

Presented at Hybrid Conf 2015.

Karolina Szczur

August 20, 2015
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  1. THE PLATFORM FOR BELONGING

  2. Our communities are separated into silos; they are a collection

    of institutions and programs operating near one another but not overlapping or touching. —Peter Block
  3. We’re living in the world of technological connectedness and emotional

    detachment.
  4. We participate in flea markets of human interaction.

  5. How will we gather in the dawn of technological advancement?

  6. WHAT IS COMMUNITY?

  7. The desire for interpersonal attachment may well be one of

    the most far-reaching and integrative constructs currently available to understand human nature. —Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary
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  12. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELONG?

  13. Communities are platforms for belonging.

  14. Society operates on the idea of fitting in.

  15. People are building blocks of communities.

  16. How do we make everyone feel welcome?

  17. WHAT MAKES A GOOD COMMUNITY?

  18. Communities are as strong as bonds between its members.

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  22. Commitment comes from different motivations.

  23. Good leadership is necessary but misunderstood.

  24. We are fascinated with out leaders. That’s all that counts

    is what leaders do. —Peter Block
  25. Leadership was never about power, but empowerment.

  26. Caring for persons, the more able and the less able

    serving each other, is the rock upon which a good society is built. —Robert Greenleaf
  27. We cannot coexist without effective, emphatic way to talk to

    each other.
  28. Communication is the mortar that holds together whatever structure you

    decide to build. —Colin Wright
  29. HOW DO WE FAIL AT BUILDING COMMUNITIES?

  30. Our communities are exclusive.

  31. Inclusion is inherently about exclusion. —Elle McCann

  32. We only diversify endpoints.

  33. We are full of egos.

  34. We require uncompromised passion.

  35. We expect more from technology and less from each other.

    —Sherry Turkle
  36. We misplace attention.

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  40. HOW DO WE IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITIES?

  41. Enabling participatory culture —building with, not for.

  42. Redefining leadership.

  43. Giving back the courage to claim what’s rightfully ours.

  44. Embracing and practicing vulnerability.

  45. Fostering candour and empathy.

  46. Empathy conveys one simple acknowledgment: You are not alone.

  47. Learning non-violent communication.

  48. Shifting from quantitive diversity to qualitative inclusivity.

  49. Enforcing behavioural norms and conflict handling.

  50. Deemphasising bad actors.

  51. Vocalising zero tolerance policies with Code of Conduct.

  52. Building frameworks for reporting rule violations.

  53. Our future understanding of what makes for healthy, safe, and

    sustainable Internet communities will hopefully make us embarrassed of this era. —Adam Brault
  54. Let’s make the future worth being proud from.