Carl Haggerty has a great post about the people who have helped and supported him when he’s felt alone as a future thinker. It ends with this magnificent paragraph, which would be an asset to any council’s organisational development plan:

As for organisations, the challenge for them is to stop people feeling lonely, to stop those people who have been thinking feeling lonely, those people who are having great ideas feeling lonely and those people who can’t or won’t say anything for fear that they will left alone, from feeling lonely. We need to encourage people to tell their stories, to stop feeling lonely and to keep thinking.

(from Thinking, being alone and saying thanks « Carl’s Notepad)


Written by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.

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  1. Jane Zacharzewski

    Waaah! Now I’m feeling really lonely. Though in seriousness, I work mainly alone for an organisation that does make me feel valued and part of something bigger.