Most Public Participation Sucks

We in the public involvement biz like to pat ourselves on the back about what a good job we do, but it’s healthy to take an objectively critical step back and look at the broader state of the field, and the state of the field described in the following article isn’t good. The first order of business is for institutions to stop doing the things that make things worse and to be honest and authentic. That’d be a start. What do you think?