Social Norms and the FP Communities

Reading through some FP classifieds late last year, I came across one where things got a little heated. Only a little, but enough to catch my eye. It got me thinking about the two parts of our community, the old and the new, and how each has developed its own norms and behaviours, and what happens when these are forced to share the same space. In today’s post, we dig into social norms, the role that they play, and how they can sometimes create conflict in the community. 

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Governance

I have a friend in our community who is thinking about making some changes to his business. Big changes. He wants to grow the business, he wants to do a lot more, but he also recognises that this is a big risk. So he’s taking his time to think it through, to try and do it right. He reached out for some advice a while back and we’ve gone back and forth, but I realised this week we really haven’t discussed governance. He’s being careful and making the right moves now, but he’ll need good governance in place to sustain that once he starts making these changes. I was going to email him with my thoughts on this, but it’s a pretty good topic for us all to explore.

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