HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Politics or treason: Toeing the line or begging forgiveness in site adaptation

MMP4 Marketing, Management, and Professional Development Track

Big Bend

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The fine art of tightrope-walking in site management and adaptation: when to toe the line, when to beg forgiveness. Playing politics can be dangerous, but it's sometimes beneficial--but it can also be beneficial to commit treason. Our landscapes have changed--now each customer and every person you work with has power. Improve the lives of both yourself and your site visitors: find out when in your workplace it's best to fly below the radar or when it's better to engage in the politics you prefer to avoid. Learn methods to make politics become immaterial and even make treason seem truly reasonable through usability testing, setting goals and creating or working with standards. How? Start being transparent with those you might have to play politics with. Make sure your objectives are clear and your reasoning evident. With intriguing examples from business, higher education, and hackers of systems and life, Politics or Treason will show how to change your corner of the universe.