Look Back to Look Forward
In the community of practice, Perpetual Beta Coffee Club, which is focused on distributed work and workplace learning, our host Harold Jarche asked members to come prepared for our latest conversation with answers to three questions:
“What is the most important thing I have learned over the past 6 months?
What is my professional focus for the next 6 months?
If I could ask one thing from this community, it would be …”
Here are below some answers.
What is the most important thing I have learned over the past six months?
Change is constant. Ain’t no normal but only post-normal or abnormal.
Individuals, teams, networks, and communities of practice change, grow differently and get paces of change. Human flourishing takes time, patience, practice and effort. Levels of maturity regarding digital literacy, remote work, distributed work, and learnability differ in context, country, age and experience.
It is about finding and engaging with people with the same energy. Thanks to Harold for his advice.
What is my professional focus for the next six months?
Still playing at the intersection of:
Workplace learning – learnability, personal mastery, personal knowledge mastery.
Community management – communities of practice and learning communities. I am continuing my upskilling and experience in community building.
Futures thinking – the present and futures of work and learning.
I am also:
Refining my blog posts and creating new ones.
Using more visual thinking such as sketching, diagrams and tables to gain clarity and brevity. Still tough for me. Just doing it.
Turning my cornucopia into a book.
If I could ask one thing from this community, it would be …
How do you deal with professional challenges with the current health crisis in your part of the world and globally? Do you have action plans for that? Maps? Tips?
“Just finished another great monthly conversation with our community of practice, discussing a wide variety of topics, from collaborating with the enemy to intertwingularity https://jarche.com/perpetual-beta-coffee-club” — @hjarche
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