Community of Practice
Oh, I wanted to share one incredibly useful term that came up at the Project Audience Assembly: “Community of Practice”. Really a powerful idea. According to wikipedia:
Communities of Practice (CoP) are collaborative, informal networks that support professional practitioners in their efforts to develop shared understandings and engage in work-relevant knowledge building.
Just something to offer up to anybody working on collaborative projects. Because there’s this kind of evolutionary implication that these communities grow and change; that participating in them requires patience and the long view. It’s an interesting process-based outlook in counterpoint to strictly outcomes-based approaches.