13 Mar 2012

Multiple priority disorder

The organizers of the World Water Forum have taken the "co-equal goal" paradigm to a new level:
The International Forum Committee has adopted its Thematic Framework based on 12 Priorities for Actions within 3 overall Strategic Directions and 3 crosscutting Conditions for Success.

Maybe people are confused here because they are simultaneously trying to prioritize in 12 different ways -- or maybe they are ignoring these kumbaya mathematics as they do what they want and ignore "less than prior" priorities?

Bottom Line: Making everyone's priority a priority only confuses the issue.