I suspect that you are surprised by the “push-back” and negative feedback that you are receiving regarding the recent changes to the Spark pages. I am not a fan of the changes either. When I reflected on why is everyone so upset, it took me back to my days of working in the hospital in mission integration. Culture is not any easy thing to change. Something that you may not think is important may have already become embedded in the psych of the members. You have created a culture at Spark and the membership has brought into it, thrives on, and now accepts as their own (legacy). When you adapt and make changes without consulting and informing as to the “why” ; you risk damaging the culture you have created. 7 days ago
I don't think there's much activity going on here on Sean's page - last blog 2008! Guess people who work for SPARK just have to have a page set up?
If you DO look at this Sean, I am one of the people who are terrible forlorn at the new layout of our Spark pages - the personal element has been ripped out of it - and I didn't binge yesterday, but I sure felt like it!
I don't like the changes made to my page either! I have totally lost my motivation over it and may even leave my spark page altogether. I binged all day yesterday and that is not what this site is supposed to do, it is supposed to give us support-part of that support was creating my own page with my own quotes, themes and dreams. Please consider taking the pages back to the way they were. 7 days ago
Hello Sean; I have been reading about your job on Sparks since I am writing a web article for class about a multimedia team. You do a great job promoting Sparkpeople.com. I love your family picture too and I am a Christian as well. 544 days ago
I am seeking written permission to do a video blog honoring your web site & the Spark Diet. I am doing this mainly for my team, Can't do this on my own. I am a leader one of the leaders of this team. I already did one video blog, and stated that this video was going to outline the steps of the Spark Diet. I left a link to the Spark Diet in the space provided within the blog format. I posted this video August 17th, 2011. I DO NOT WANT TO VIOLATE ANY COPY LAWS. Nor do any thing wrong in any way. I admit, I do not know how to go about doing a blog on the Spark Diet, as far as the law is concerned and I am seeking your guidance. This is the first video blog I have ever done in my entire life. My wish is only to help my team lose weight. I love the spark Diet, and only wish to teach my team how to do it through a video format. Please send me an email stating exactly what the law requires of me, and what you require of me to do this, which is using Sparkpeople's web site to do a video blog about the Spark Diet. Please contact me as soon as possible, thanks. 1743 days ago