As we reach the half-way point in the current International Work Out Loud week, a pause to reflect on the experience – from someone who has been through it before, as various depths of commitment. From someone who is still learning, hard.
- Reading what others are up to in my network, coalescing around a common meme #WOLweek, is applied learning. No particular action results – a criticism of the process I have heard this week – but there is a deepening of the attitudes and interests of my cohort.
- Sharing the smaller project updates in the (external) open is still slightly edgy. I cannot share the best bits – the details – because much of my work is behind the scenes.
- Similarly, I think about how best to share with my colleagues these same (Twitter) updates. I could post to the ESN, but I am conscious of not spamming too much content to it (as the chief yammer SME I already share more than anyone else). For sharing internally, there needs to be more skin in the game, more demonstrable outcomes for them.
- Consequently, internally, I have focused on a single piece of work, a quick dip into the Australia business (from where I have just returned). I will present in the round, in the open, #UnderTheStairs at work on Friday. More on that #WOLyo! process tomorrow…
- Some of my team would appreciate being kept in the loop more on my projects (in a team that definitely shares more verbally and ESNly than any other team in the organization, for sure). Maybe a daily #WOLyo! post might trigger the questions and conversations that are currently missed. #ToDoList
- I work a GIGO system – garbage in, garbage out. There is no time for the accumulation of stuff. Experiences build upon one another, iteration on iteration – this is how I do my best work. But maybe by recording and acknowledging the work a bit more – briefly – I can notice more where the tugs and pulls are, where the time is spent and, more pertinently, wasted.
- I have shared even more than usual – I have not necessarily read / researched more than usual, but I have noticed more. I have considered data more, and the way in which to share it. Some of my visual tweets have 15%+ engagement (on a small distribution). There is a thirst for knowledge and ideas and input. That is #WOLyo!
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