Do we have the courage to confront and discuss the notions we have about each other? What do you know about the generations before you and behind you?
What does each bring to the table in talent, knowledge and abilities?
This is not a minor issue or one which should be easily dismissed, as we inch our way closer to the "Table of Change and Innovation" within our government.
What do we know about each of the generation's with a stake in the changes at hand? Can you name them? Describe them? Know their attributes and strengths? Do you know enough to put together an effective cross-generational team? I think each has something strong and essential to offer, but I'm ignorant as to what those attributes, talents and knowledge would add to the team.
However, I am equally sure that each of the 3 or 4 generations involved right now has something special we need to be effective.
This is the group to focus that discussion and learning. I hope we can get a really good dialog going with each other, even raise the hard questions.
Our other two groups are Social Networking, Leadership and Innovation in the Applied Setting Capacity Building Web 2.0 ≠ Open Gov
and Evaluation: The Data and The Story
. I hope you find them both related and interesting.