I hope to bring up the next post in the Greek travel series later today. In the meantime, I am wrestling with linked issues.
I do want to complete the Greek series, but there are just so many other interesting issues around. In addition, I have promises to fellow bloggers to fulfil, arising from interactions on this and other blogs. I promised Thomas a response on his research proposal. I promised Lorenzo a comment on his post, Property is always with us. Increasingly, I find that responding to comments on this and other blogs, to other's ideas, is something of great interest to me. I am not interested in adversarial contests. I am interested in exchange of ideas where I can learn or contribute.
All this creates obvious time problems. However, it also creates a focus issue, especially on this blog. One side effect of this is that things like the Greek posts can get swamped. They become a series of disconnected posts instead of a continuing story.
Over the next week or so, I want to make Greece the main focus on this blog until I have it all down. I am also re-activating some of my other blogs to better delineate and focus some of the other current streams in thought and discussion. I will cross-link here so that this blog's readers know and can choose to follow up if interested.
Given my comment about time, this may sound like a bit of a recipe for disaster. I hope not. My hope is that I will both save time through better discipline, while also encouraging interactivity. I also hope that it will aid me in managing ever increasing content.
As a first step, I have followed up a post on this blog, Sunday Essay - why who signs what is important, with a new post elsewhere, Scoping the decline in organisational performance. Here I am seeking specific feedback that will both test and extend my arguments about the extent of and reasons for what I see as a continuing decline in organisational effectiveness. Please contribute!