Community building resources
Anyone serious about developing community, virtual or otherwise, should have a look at the excellent free resources at the Foundation for Community Encouragement originally established by Dr Scott Peck to help groups of all types work through the universal stages of community building.
The four stages of community forming as described in Peck's classic book The Different Drum are:
- True Community
However Peck's process is not for the faint-hearted or those looking for a quick fix.
For some guidance on the practicalities of "virtual" community building check:
Tags: virtual communities
Bioteams Books Reviews
Steven Poole, writing for the Guardian on Saturday March 15, reviews "Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration", by Keith Sawyer and concludes that the book's big idea is that there is no such thing as the lone genius: everything turns out to be collaborative.