Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pull versus Push

Imagine you have a choice of trainings.

One is a training format with teams competing against each other in predetermined subjects in a league format. Each team "owner" gets to select a captain, coach and then they build their team from there on. From that point on, it is the teams responsibility to build their skills so that they could win the competition. The members of the team were purely volunteers - so there was no conscription.

Contrast this with a training where you attend as individuals, show up for classes and a stick hanging over your head in case you miss a class. The mode of instruction is classes - normal facilitator led sessions spread over a few days. At the end you give an exam which decided if you pass or fail. Imagine that both of these have a spread of about 6-8 weeks.

Which one would you choose and why?

Sure, the same commitment is required for both and the people who are committed in one will also be committed to the other. But dont you think that the former will get you a wider level of interest and audience participation than the latter? Which one of these is pull and which is push? Are both pull - but for difference audiences? OR are both push?

I would vote for pull anytime...whatever makes people do what they are doing by their own volition, they do it because they want to do it rather than they doing it for someone else or somebody else's targets!

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