I am participating in the Foundations of the Social Age MOOC and as a way of making sense of what I am learning I am reflecting in this blog space. Over the past few days we have been exploring the new world of work where people are able to be effective without infrastructure and without formal hierarchy and mechanisms of control.
Once your eyes have been opened and you have stepped out of the box it’s really hard to step back in.
I’ve have been obsessed with this topic for a while now – in fact it’s been at least a year since I started noodling on it according to a “back of the napkin”sketch I did thinking about how I could piece the two together.
I started this because I thought both concepts would be helpful to employees in my organization to help them navigate the social age and keep up with the pace of change but I didn’t know which to try to implement first or how to explain what the differences where in each approach.
I’ve been reviewing these 2 letters I wrote to myself as part of prior Work Out Loud (WOL) circles:
It’s been almost a year since I wrote the first one and about 6 months since I followed up with myself in the second letter.
It’s time to check-in with myself again, especially since I am participating in another WOL circle that is also helping me to learn how to better facilitate them.