What to do when people mess up

A flowchart about what to do when someone messes up. The first question is was it bad enough to get the police involved. If yes, it points to the exclude from community box, if no it progresses to have they expressed undersdanding of the issue. If no, train and educate, if yes the next box asks if they have expressed remorse or empathy. No leads you to the exclude from community box, and yes leads to is there a mutual understanding of appropriate behaviour moving forward. No again leads to the exclude box, via one that suggests writing a code of conduct. yes leads to make a written record, schedule a check in if needed, and move on. There is an additional box that says, but this is the sixth time with this same guy, which then again leads to the exclusion from the community option.

  Following on from my blog post about how to spot someone problematic, this blog is about what to do when someone messes up. Of course, in lots of cases forgiveness is key, but that needs to be balanced with looking out for the safety of our communities. As someone who cares a lot about … Read more

How to spot someone problematic

Two falcons are sitting in armchairs drinking tea. One says, "Do you think the owl is a predator?". The other replies, "of course not, he's never bothered me." The first falcon says, " Exactly... No idea what Mr Mouse was going on about"

I’ve been mulling this blog over for a long time- months, if not years. This is a very tricky topic, because what pings one person’s radar will not necessarily ping someone elses’. It’s also very worth mentioning that sometimes behaviour that seems odd or difficult can be the result of neurodivergence, and folks who simply … Read more