Reduce barriers to participate in decision making
- Don't request log ins and registrations unless absolutely necessary. This can be a barrier in itself
- In physical and digital engagement, go to where people are.
- Recognise the opportunity cost of giving time to participate in processes. This might mean meeting the cost of travel, food or childcare. It could mean offering incentives, or prizes where appropriate
- Use clear conversational English to highlight why the decision is relevant to your target audience. It's easy to get bogged down in government language.
Why the contribution is important
Many people are time poor, with competing interests for their discretionary time. Be respectful of their limitations and make the most of any time people are able to give by only asking for feedback where it can have impact, and affect real change.
by StephM on July 01, 2021 at 04:43PM