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

#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