Cultural Impact! ...adopting 'InAust'..!

"managing change..."

  • It is a shift from a culture which can result in a few doing a lot of work, to one where every member participates, and takes ownership and responsibility for their own information. 
  • It is a shift from turning up at a meeting not knowing what is really going on and getting some idea from whomever you happen to meet, or if you are an organiser, racing around the meeting trying to disseminate your point to the key players, to one where each member can turn up knowing a fair bit about what is going on, and participating in the inspiration of others to join in.
  • It is a shift from information which is only available for those at Board, to information which is available to all members.  There will therefore be a consequent increase in "organisational transparency", and therefore a transfer of power which comes with knowledge, from those in authority to the overall membership. ...Time magazine's recent publication on the "Person of the Year for 2006" gives some treatment on this issue. In temperance of the above, each club/committee will have the power to decide how much or how little information should be shown to their own membership.
  • It is a shift from information which is out of date the moment it is printed, to one where information is current so long as the responsible party maintains its currency. Information should therefore be more reliable.
  • It is a shift from information which is often difficult to get hold of as it resides in some safe place, somewhere, to information being readily available to all members at all times.
  • It is a shift from multiplicity of information storage to single information storage so there will be less confusion, less time delay, increased efficiency and less loss of history.
  • It is a shift from a meeting full of time taken up disseminating what is happening where and when, to a meeting exchanging thoughts and ideas and filling in the gaps.
  • It is a shift from inefficient practices to efficient practices... for example an event organiser can organise a meeting or event without one email being sent out.  All members will know who is coming, who is not and what those that are coming will be providing to the meeting or event.  So the cultural change is that members are not overloaded with excessive demands for responses to emails.  The web site becomes the repository of an ordered, well filed and centralised location for one massive continuous and private group email. 
  • It is a shift from a controlled environment to a less controlled freer and more open environment.
  • It is a shift from a less disciplined environment to a more disciplined environment.  ie because information is so immediate, there is the need to act quickly to ensure that the information that is at hand is correct.
  • It is a shift from new members not knowing how the club is structured and whom to work with, to one where new members come up to speed very quickly.
  • Consequently from all the above there is a shift toward better informed activity.