## Engagement v. Empowerment

Dave Warlick,
2 cents worth,
Jan 08, 2010

Warlick is right to say, as many have, that we should aim for empowerment, not merely engagement. But the mathematical formula he offers in part two of his post is - if I may be so gentle - nonsense. What is it to divide, for example, 'information system' by 'skills'? What are the units of 'resourcefulness', or even more importantly, of 'surprise me'? Why is the impact of 'responsibility' exponential? And why is the unit of 'responsibility' the exponent, rather than, say, 'responsibility squared', which is also exponential? Why multiply these figures instead of add them? How would

*any*of this be measured? It is*not helpful*to create fake mathematical expressions with utterly no basis in reality over and above one's own talking points - and the really sad part about this is that so many of Warlick's enthusiastic followers will interpret this as 'science'.Today: 0 Total: 11 [Share]

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