A range of important and interesting perspectives on the future (or not) of personalisation have been published this week. Starting with Dr Simon Duffy’s unfortunately titled (by the Guardian, not Simon) piece in the Guardian earlier in the week ‘Personalisation was supposed to empower vulnerable citizens. It failed’, followed by the as ever bang on the money tell it like it is piece by Mark Neary ‘The Personalisation Problem’ and then finally today a powerful future facing piece by Martin Routledge, Alex Fox, Miro Griffiths & Vidhya Alakeson ‘Personalisation – give up or move on?’
Meanwhile Jenny Morris has provided a critically important reminder of where this whole agenda originally came from ‘if you don’t know your history, you’re like a leaf that doesn’t know its part of a tree.’
And finally, this is a wonderful blog from Max Neill, ‘The Plight of the Systemister’ Max asks ‘ I wonder whether we can change organisations and systems …. by allowing humanity, and the power of human relationships to really take root, in those little cracks in the system we open up every time we use person centred approaches to appreciate and listen well to people?’
I really hope so.