Here’s a great little thingamabob — Web Tech Guy and Angry Staff Person.
It was put together by Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian. It’s a dramatization of common forms of resistance to innovating the organization’s web presence.
It documents a common problem – online innovation being impeded by “an endless, fruitless debate about authority and trust.” More than that though, it proposes solutions, or in Michael’s words, this animation aims to counter the “traditional arguments against letting go of content.” It comes from an organization that’s in a very different business than mine, but I could easily recognize the behaviours represented. And I appreciate the suggestions for dealing with them!
Originally created as an animation – since WordPress.com won’t let me embed or upload it here, hop on over to the Smithosonian 2.0 to watch it.
And here’s a slideware-ized version (no audio, so much less fun):