September 28 & 29, 2020 | Virtual
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Two different approaches: being a member and being a volunteer.
As a volunteer the only thing I have to know is if I identify with the cause of an organization and therefore if I am willing to contribute to that cause
As a member (who pays a fee) I have the right to know the strategy and business plans of the organization to which I belong.
If you do not exercise your right as a member of the organizations to which you belong, it is a matter for you. This I call free will
I don't believe a membership of this type gives you the internal perspective you are wanting.
Majorie has said:
"Your voice matters so many of your peers (even some of you here in the online community) participated in focus groups and forums that helped inform our new direction. And we’re talking people from all over the globe, in different disciplines in the profession, with different perspectives, helping inform PMI’s new brand all along the way. "
This IS the level of involvement I would expect as a paying member of such an organisation. It's clear we have different views and I totally respect yours.
People are often resistant to visual change (think of the clamor every time Facebook or Twitter make a tweak to user interface), especially when it comes to beloved brands, but then people adjust and the old look seems stale in comparison. I'm not quite used to the new look (it's a big change, after all!), but I can say I love its fresh, modern color palette and the symbolism of the icons used throughout the new graphics. It feels vibrant and forward-looking in a way the old look did not.
Kudos to the team. It must have been a challenging effort. As a designer, it would be fascinating to read about the development of the symbols, brand mark and color palette someday.
Change is happening everywhere and PMI is part of this changing world
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