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Ruth Dineen commented on David Boyle's blog post How to make co-production absolutely mainstream
"Three absolutely key questions David, but unless/until organisations understand the significance of social networks and mutual support and reciprocity, they aren't going to be inclined to answer them. So maybe we first need legislation and a…"
May 31
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How to make co-production absolutely mainstream

What is holding back the development of co-production in the mainstream?This Co-production Network has been growing so fast that you might feel it is unstoppable, and it probably is. But there are bound to be frustrations and three of these particularly stand out for me.The first is the way that co-production tends to get categorised as part of the ‘empowerment’ agenda, rather than – as it should be, I believe – a critique of it.As I have written…See More
May 30
David Boyle posted a blog post

Co-production, empowerment and a space to think

I’ve been thinking about co-production, spurred on as always by the brilliant Co-production Network.  And I’ve been wondering why I feel so uncomfortable about the language of ‘empowerment’.I have come to two conclusions.  The first is philosophical.  The ‘empowerment’ language began to seep into public discourse during the Blair years, where the government of the day had a very hazy idea of the philosophy of power.The truth is that it is not in our gift to give people power.  The constitution…See More
Nov 22, 2013
Ruth Dineen commented on David Boyle's blog post What does co-production mean for organisations?
"Hi David Love the rules - and their 'to the barricades' dynamism and directness. More power to your elbow! I'm involved in a project aiming to produce a practical Co-production Toolkit. I'd love to have your input. Please email…"
Nov 1, 2011
Claire Belgard commented on David Boyle's blog post What does co-production mean for organisations?
"I completly agree with rule 3.  We were doing some work on a local estate a while ago and I got a long irate e-mail from a resident copied into everyone from the CEO / Leader of the Council down.  Panic by "reply to all" ensued…"
Oct 26, 2011
james oflynn commented on David Boyle's blog post What does co-production mean for organisations?
"  I love rule number 1, I'm sure I have come across organisations that under this rule would instantaneously collapse, top down. Rule 8 is so simple but never really utilised in big organisations. "
Oct 24, 2011
David Boyle posted a blog post

What does co-production mean for organisations?

One of the difficulties for pioneer co-producers is that they often seem to fly in the face of the way public services have been developing over the past generation.They rely on face to face influence when the trend has been virtual.  They appeal to general skills when the trend has been increasingly specialist.  They believe in ordinary skills, amateur in the best sense, when the trend has been increasingly over-professionalised.Most important perhaps, co-production relies on the idea that the…See More
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How to make co-production absolutely mainstream

What is holding back the development of co-production in the mainstream?

This Co-production Network has been growing so fast that you might feel it is unstoppable, and it probably is. But there are bound to be frustrations and three of these particularly stand out for me.

The first is the way that co-production tends to get categorised as part of the ‘empowerment’ agenda, rather than – as it should be, I believe – a critique of it.

As I have written…

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Posted on May 30, 2014 at 13:27 — 1 Comment

Co-production, empowerment and a space to think

I’ve been thinking about co-production, spurred on as always by the brilliant Co-production Network.  And I’ve been wondering why I feel so uncomfortable about the language of ‘empowerment’.

I have come to two conclusions.  The first is philosophical.  The ‘empowerment’ language began to seep into public discourse during the Blair years, where the government of the day had a very hazy idea of the philosophy of power.

The truth is that it is not in our gift to give people…

Continue

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 18:00

What does co-production mean for organisations?

One of the difficulties for pioneer co-producers is that they often seem to fly in the face of the way public services have been developing over the past generation.



They rely on face to face influence when the trend has been virtual.  They appeal to general skills when the trend has been increasingly specialist.  They believe in ordinary skills, amateur in the best sense, when the trend has been increasingly over-professionalised.



Most important perhaps, co-production relies… Continue

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 20:45 — 3 Comments

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