Innovative ways to deepen your Relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling : Ragnar Heil

International Working Out Loud Week #WOLWEEK has started and I would like to contribute to this worldwide movement by sharing innovative ways (“Hacks”) to deepen relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling. This list is not complete, it`s not a theory- just a collection of helpful recommendations from my experiences over the last weeks. Listen. Without instantly looking for a time slot to tell your stories. I guess you have already experienced this phenomena in conversations: You can observe it in nonverbal signals that your conversation partner is just trying to find perfect timing to tell his or … Continue reading Innovative ways to deepen your Relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling : Ragnar Heil

#WOLWeek Day 5: Show Possibility

This International Working Out Loud week the theme is ‘Deepen Relationships and Create A Legacy’. This week practioners around the world have been exploring how Working Out Loud helps them to create lasting impact. This we we have explored why relationships matter in our work, how Working Out Loud deepens relationships, the opportunity to create a legacy every day and actions to start that work using Working Out Loud. Show Possibility The greatest feedback I receive is when someone suggests to me that an interaction we had or an idea I shared helped them to change their life.  There is … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 5: Show Possibility

#WOLWeek Day 4: Creating Your Legacy Through Deeper Relationships with #WOL

International Working Out Loud Week runs from 13-18 November 2017 and this weeks theme is ‘Deepen Relationships and Create a Legacy“.  So far this week we have looked at the value of deeper relationships, explored how Working Out Loud can Deepen relationships and explore how we can start to build a legacy today. So far this week we have explored Working out loud can take your work and work interactions and make deeper relationships and legacy building a daily experience for you. Importantly working out loud can help you find, engage and win the support of those relationships that will … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 4: Creating Your Legacy Through Deeper Relationships with #WOL

Working Out Loud @ Bosch – An interview with its sponsor

Katharina Krentz of Bosch agreed to share with us this interview that was conducted in Bosch with Mr Christoph Kübel, member of the Board of Management and Director of Industrial Relations of the Bosch Group, the sponsor of Working Out Loud in the organisation. The Working Out Loud (WOL) initiative has started at Bosch in June 2015 with the first WOL circle pilots. Since these early days a lot has happened, and the former grassroots initiative has grown to a serious learning and collaboration approach within the company. Since July 2017 Mr. Christoph Kübel, member of the Board of Management and … Continue reading Working Out Loud @ Bosch – An interview with its sponsor

WOL in Action: Daniella Cunha Teichert

How did you first discover Working out loud? I heard about it first on the way back from lunch at work, from a colleague that participated in one of the first WOL-circles at Bosch. I didn’t know anything about it, but as personal development plays a big role in my life, I am always on the look-out for interesting approaches to keep in touch with my inner self and reach out to others in need. So, when this colleague posted that she would start a new circle, I jumped at the opportunity. What has been your experience of Working out … Continue reading WOL in Action: Daniella Cunha Teichert

How My Yammer External Network Works Out Loud—And Saves Lives

“Dear all,” the Yammer post began. “Something happened last night where all my years of training helped me keep this situation in my community from escalating, and minimized risk and injury until the paramedics and police arrived.” I had to paraphrase exceedingly just now due to confidentiality reasons, but I can say that this post in our Yammer External Network for customers had to do with a teenage girl, a restaurant, alcohol and drugs, and a butcher’s knife. The customer’s daughter and two of her friends were also present. Thanks to this customer’s training, everyone stayed safe: The girl with … Continue reading How My Yammer External Network Works Out Loud—And Saves Lives

Like pebbles in a pond – Working Out Loud creates ripples that become waves of relationships

Digital transformation in companies often focuses, naturally enough, on the technology, but often leave workforce adaptation as a ‘nice-to-have’ or simply  primarily on provide workers with basic familiarity with a user interface.    Knowledge workers are asked to absorb technology without concomitant support for their capacity building to adapt and integrate new mental models of work, to use digital practice to integrate burgeoning knowledge flows, to effectively collaborate, and to develop personal agency at managing themselves in networks. Two years ago, I introduced Working Out Loud Circles at a large technology company, as an adjunct to a major enterprise social network … Continue reading Like pebbles in a pond – Working Out Loud creates ripples that become waves of relationships