Rosieland Roundup 190 - The Chatham House Rule

Rosieland Roundup 190 - The Chatham House Rule

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✨ Follow community guidelines with context

By Simon Tomes

One enjoyable part of my role is when I spot a turnaround with a company that's gone pushy with a "Hey community, we need your help, we'll reward you" approach having only just joined the community.

I give straight-up private feedback that "this isn't how we do things around here" suggesting there's a lighter way. I provide practical ideas as to how they might get involved with a community without being salesy. It's a good feeling when they instantly turn a corner and go "Ah yeah, that makes sense, I'll try that."

Community guidelines are important and if we follow them without context we might miss opportunities to see the good in people, their intentions and excitement for what they're working on. I like how I get the opportunity to help folks use their energy and excitement in a positive way for the community I advocate for.

The Chatham House Rule

The Chatham House Rule is used around the world to encourage inclusive and open dialogue in meetings.

The Chatham House Rule helps create a trusted environment to understand and resolve complex problems. Its guiding spirit is: share the information you receive, but do not reveal the identity of who said it.

When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

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