Monday, January 28, 2013
Tell me if this sounds rubbish but:
Planners are generally intelligent people (the ones I know certainly are anyway), and we are always coming up with interesting ideas and observations for clients. So what if we used our plannery skills to do some good for the world?
So the first draft concept for Plannerama is this.
Twenty planners in an informal room, maybe a pub. We are split into four groups of 5 planners, split roughly by seniority.
Each groups is given twenty minutes to discuss and think of ideas around a topic of social, charitable or political importance. After the twenty minutes the topics are rotated, so each group has done all four topics by the end of the night.
There is then a twenty minute all group discussion on each topic, and the best three or four ideas are written down. Following the session the results are published, and hopefully at least one of them will be good enough to provoke some response, action or publicity around the topic in question.
Example ideas for topics:
Is there a peaceful way to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?
How do we best help the homeless in our cities?
How do we get the public to look at the facts around a political subject (E.g.: The EU) instead of the media hype?
Ranted by Rob Mortimer (aka Famous Rob)