#WOLWeek 13-18 November 2017: Deepen Relationships and Create a Legacy

International Working Out Loud Week returns from 13-18 November with the theme of “Deepen Relationships and Create a Legacy”. This week is a chance to celebrate the practice of working out loud and sharing work. The goal for the week for practitioner of working out loud all around the world will be to share their work, the impact of working out loud and how it has changed their relationships and improved their outcomes. Working out loud is the practice of purposefully sharing work in progress with a relevant community so that others can learn and can help. Working out loud … Continue reading #WOLWeek 13-18 November 2017: Deepen Relationships and Create a Legacy

#WOLWeek: Lessons

Another WOLWeek has ended. We have now held 6 WOLWeeks over 3 years. Each one is a step bigger than the last and the community continues to grwo and now genuinely reaches around the world. Here’s a reflection on what we learned this WOLWeek: Working Out Loud Takes Purpose Day 1 we asked people to share their purpose. What surprised me was the number of people who responded to that call by sharing their purpose on Twitter and other social media channels.  Purpose is meaningful. People have a strong desire to share their purpose and discuss it. We don’t allow … Continue reading #WOLWeek: Lessons

#WOLWeek Day 5: Ask For Help

Working Out Loud Week is from 5-11 June 2017.  Working Out Loud Week is a chance for a global community of practitioners to find new freedom to work together to practice sharing work in progress with relevant communities for learning and collaboration. The theme of this WOLWeek is ‘Contribute and Create Value’ Day 5: Ask For Help We all need help in our work.  The scale, pace, and complexity of our work are greater than ever.  We need help to keep being effective – to know what we need to know, to learn the skills we need and to get … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 5: Ask For Help

#WOLWeek Day 4: Share

Working Out Loud Week is from 5-11 June 2017.  Working Out Loud Week is a chance for a global community of practitioners to find new freedom to work together to practice sharing work in progress with relevant communities for learning and collaboration. The theme of this WOLWeek is ‘Contribute and Create Value’ Day 4: Share In a digital workplace, much of the value that an employee can contribute and will receive depends on sharing: openness, transparency, better use of data, better use of knowledge, learning from peers, effective collaboration, greater autonomy, agile work practices and much more.  Working out loud … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 4: Share

Building A Successful Large Cross-Enterprise Working Out Loud Community

Ragnar Heil is one of the Founding Members of the German Working Out Loud Community. We asked Ragnar to describe how that community came about and what is driving its success.   Simon Terry, organizer of internal Working Out Loud Week “WOLWEEK” asked me yesterday in a LinkedIn comment if I would like to share my experiences how to build a successful national Working Out Loud Community like we did in Germany over the last 2 years. Without missing a second I said “yes” because there are no insights shared yet and I am very interested in scaling WOL on … Continue reading Building A Successful Large Cross-Enterprise Working Out Loud Community

#WOLWeek Day 3: Contribute

Working Out Loud Week is from 5-11 June 2017.  Working Out Loud Week is a chance for a global community of practitioners to find new freedom to work together to practice sharing work in progress with relevant communities for learning and collaboration. The theme of this WOLWeek is ‘Contribute and Create Value’ Day 3: Contribute When we think of working out loud, our thoughts often go first to sharing. We begin with how our work can be shared with others. However, in the design of these five days of WOLWeek, we have put contribution before sharing.  The generosity of contribution … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 3: Contribute

#WOLWeek Day 2: Connect

From 5-11 June 2017, it is Working Out Loud Week, a celebration of the practice of sharing work in progress in a relevant community. This WOLWeek the theme is Contribute and Create value. Day 2: Connect Working out loud involves sharing your work with a relevant community. It is all about creating new connections. Making your work more effective can be as simple as adding one more person to the conversation around your work. New people bring new perspectives, new skills and experiences and new energy to your work. New people can contribute and add value to your work in … Continue reading #WOLWeek Day 2: Connect

#WOLWEEK Day 1: Purpose

Working Out Loud Week is a chance to step into a degree of freedom, a chance to enable change in the way you and your community works.  From 5-11 June 2017, a global community of working out loud practitioners will come together to connect, to share and to learn.  This year’s theme is ‘Contribute and Create Value‘, reflecting that generous contribution is the heart of working out loud. Purpose We start Working Out Loud week with a reflection on the purpose of work because we want to ensure working out loud adds value for you and your community.  Working out … Continue reading #WOLWEEK Day 1: Purpose

How We Organize Working Out Loud at Bosch

The theme of this year’s #WOLWEEK from June 5-11, 2017, is “Contribute and Create Value”. So, this time it’s not only me contributing privately, but we as Working Out Loud (WOL) enthusiasts from the Robert Bosch GmbH. With this post, we want to create value for others by sharing how we organize the topic WOL and WOL circles. We hope that motivates more companies to introduce WOL and its circle method, answers some questions which I get very often and that you find these insights helpful. The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly … Continue reading How We Organize Working Out Loud at Bosch