If people come to meetings to learn, how can we create the best environment for them to do so? It turns out that trust and safety are prerequisites for optimum learning at meetings. Let’s explore why. How we learn at […]
A shoutout to Harold Jarche for his continuing explorations and advice about working smarter with knowledge. He’s just made available, under a Creative Commons license, his free downloadable field guide for the networked knowledge worker: Working Smarter Field Guide 2020. All of […]
Why should you hire curious people? Because the future of work belongs to the neo-generalist. And neo-generalists are intensely curious. Here’s Harold Jarche, explaining the importance of generalists: Wicked problems need neo-generalists Neo-generalists defy common understanding. They cross boundaries, and […]
What might leadership for meetings look like? Let’s turn to Harold Jarche for inspiration: “Those doing the work are often the only ones who really understand the context. Leadership is helping build the structure and then protecting the space to […]
Almost all organization leaders today wield positional power: the power of a boss to make decisions that affect others. This is unlikely to change soon. But the growth of the network era, where leaders and workers need to connect outside the workplace […]
Ask attendees why they go to meetings and their top two responses are to learn and connect. Remember kids that ask a question, and when you answer it they say “why?” “Why can’t we go outside?” “Because it’s raining.” “Why?” […]
There’s a better way to improve meetings than augmenting them with technology. To maximize learning and connection, augment human beings with other human beings.
Today, communities of practice have become essential sources for productive learning, because they provide crucial bridges for social learning between our work community and our external social networks. Here are four tools for creating, supporting, and enriching communities of practice.
There are four major reasons why traditional conferences are obsolete. Learn about them in this post, and what you need to do to make your conferences relevant again.
COP on the beat One of the reasons I love facilitating peer conferences that use the Conferences That Work format is my enjoyment in experiencing the wonderful support and development they provide for communities of practice (COPs). What are COPs? Why […]