The latest mini-report from our Connections and Engagement survey examines the finding that the major obstacle to people’s participation in their neighbourhood is the feeling that they have little to offer.
Connections and Engagement, A Closer Look: When we feel we have nothing to offer
One of the most surprising findings from our Connections and Engagement Survey came from a question that we thought we knew the answer to.
We asked people what prevented them from participating in activities that could make their neighbourhood a better place to live. We thought that not having enough time might top the list. But it did not. The reason people gave most often — the major obstacle to participating more fully in neighbourhood life — was the feeling that they did not have much to offer.