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I like stuff and stuff. If you also like stuff, I think hubski is a good place for you.

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humanodon  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Here we are 36 days later. Not sure what’s going to happen, but them’s the breaks.

humanodon  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The media's 7 stages of Bernie grief

Dude, NPR is even in on it

humanodon  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Cheers! Many companies survived the last recession that shouldn’t have due to special interests. Who knows? Maybe you’re right, maybe it will be the same, maybe the next recession is just around the bend. Hopefully, I’ll get no empirical data on that front!

humanodon  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Yes, by all means! If these are thoughts you'd rather share privately, please feel free. I'll set a reminder to ask again in a week.

humanodon  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

    - knowledge capture and dissemination, which are glorified databases, but are highly configurable environments where you build your own customized solution using the vendor's tools (Zoho, Smartsheet, ZenDesk, et al). The end result is never as good as the demos they show you, because you suck at designing with their tools (because you have never done it before) and will do it wrong, and before you can fix it, too many people at your organization will have already adopted it, and you will always be stuck with a half-finished solution

It's like you've been looking over my shoulder the whole time ;_;

That said, thanks so much for your insights! If you'd be open to me further picking your brain, particularly about online community moderation, please let me know. What's here is really great, but I find myself wondering if showing you in more detail what I'm working with and discussing what we're going for might spark other thoughts. If you're not interested in that, then again, thank you for taking the time to collect and to share your experience with me.

humanodon  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

It's good to be around! I'd love to get your perspectives, particularly as I know that both you and I have had some strong opinions of various changes that have been implemented over the years :)

humanodon  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Learning a lot of shit in my new role at a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. A lot of it is really interesting, though quite a lot of it is over my head. If anyone knows anything about automating workflows, Zoho, LMSs, or online learning, I'd love to have a chat.

I know that I'm not super active here anymore, but I do come back! One of the things we're trying to accomplish with the online learning platform is a community for thoughtful, engaging discussion. If anyone would like to chime in to give their perspective on what makes hubski the kind of place that people want to come back to, or to engage with one another, I'd really like to hear those points of view.

For me, part of the appeal of hubski is the individual personalities, and the space to interact with various, recognizable personalities over time. I also really like the willingness of the community to take ideas and run with them, whether it's the threads where people are collaborating on things just for the fuck of it, or continuing discussions over a number of threads over time. It would be great to get something similar going on in a more focused way, but I'm not sure if such a focus might have a negative effect on engagement. If anyone has thoughts on this point, I'm happy to hear those perspectives too!

humanodon  ·  204 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you make?

I make food. Mostly salad dressings, sauces, and soups. Today I made some burgers because some steak cuts were cheaper than ground beef. I write poems, but less and less lately. I write things that almost make it into academic journals. I make mistakes. I make connections. I make my bed in the morning, even though I know that the dog will unmake it. I make time to do a lot of partial things. I make a lot of jokes. I make do.

humanodon  ·  209 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Share a short poem. Here's mine "Dappled Sunlight"

  I have begun the manly ritual of wet shaving

even though my stubble has not progressed

since I was 20 years old. There is no use

getting into a lather over it. It's working.

humanodon  ·  326 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 15, 2019

A tooth that I had a root canal on needs to be extracted and I'll need a dental implant. Yay

humanodon  ·  354 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: LOL no.

Pow pow, shots fired!

humanodon  ·  368 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 27, 2019

If by strategies you mean something that can taken off the shelf and used in workshop settings, then no, unfortunately I'm not at that stage. If we're talking in terms of practice, then yes. Organizational silence (the type I'm referring to is acquiescent silence, NOT prosocial silence) is effectively a conflict avoidant move. Long story short: silence is reduced and inclusion is increased when group members can productively engage in conflict. This is supported and perpetuated by all levels of leadership as an active, ongoing process that must be achieved again and again.

Yes, this is a result of my research, but this is somewhat preliminary as my sample size is limited. No link yet, though I'm happy to send you a copy of the paper I submitted!

humanodon  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 27, 2019

I will be presenting a paper for discussion at this year’s Academy of Management conference on effects of organizational inclusion on conflict and organizational silence. Never been to a conference like this, so I hope I do ok. Hopefully I can publish the paper somewhere after revision and even more hopefully, that will put me in a better position for PhD programs.