High Momentum

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High momentum. As winter approaches and the year nears its end, I am reminded of Albert Camus’ quote, “In the middle of winter, I discovered in myself an invincible summer.” With only one month left, some may be tempted to coast to the finish line, but a strong finish can make the entire year feel like a success.

What can you do in the next thirteeen days to build momentum and finish the year on a high note? It also encourages me to do a retrospective or futurespective of the year 2022 that has passed by so rapidly. How about yourself?

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A photograph I took whilst walking along a beach in Normandy, France.

High Momentum 1: Workplace Futures

Visual Communication

“From this perspective, personalized interior design is a marketing tool for customers, prospects, partners and employees. It inspires confidence and seriousness and helps distinguish the company’s physical site from its competitive environment.” ― Les Echos Solutions

It is a key aspect of the staff experience, corporate branding, and workplace futures design.

Business Management

“Conversely, managing in the digital age is about enabling staff to bring value to customers. Making money is the outcome of a business model, not its goal.

Horizontal interactions are just as important as vertical communications. Leadership is present throughout the company and continuous innovation is central.” ― Forbes France

Please read my insights and observations from my professional network, covering leadership and beyond, including community engagement.

The Duality of Agility

“Hence it may be helpful to think of small “a” agile as an adjective and big “A” Agile as a noun; bearing in mind that big “A” Agile might also be used as an adjective to describe a person, place or thing that adopts the methodology.

Regardless, some of our peers rail against Agile as a redundant neologism. As with other trends such as Design Thinking, they argue it’s merely old world practices repackaged in a new box. It’s what we’ve always done and continue to do as consummate professionals.

But I politely challenge those folks as to whether it’s something they really do, or rather it’s something they know they should do.

If a new box helps us convert best practice into action, I’m a fan.” ― Ryan Tracey

“Agile” is a mindset comprised of beliefs, principles, practices, processes, and approach for effective thinking and execution. Constant development, iteration and reflection are integral to our continuous learning process.

High Momentum 2: Learning Futures

Community Fundamentals

“Explore the fundamentals of online community management through this eight-session course. Perfect for those new to the field of online community management, or anyone looking to brush up on the foundations of community.

This course includes eight sessions, with associated quizzes and worksheets, covering these topics:

  • Community Management Definitions
  • Community Strategy
  • Community Technology
  • Community Personas
  • Community Content and Programs
  • Kickstarting Online Engagement
  • Building Community Value
  • Measurement and Reporting

This course is designed for professionals working with both internal (employee) and external (brand, marketing, and support) community types.” ― TheCR Academy

As an internal community specialist, I continue honing my skills following my activations and certifications from the Community Roundtable Academy last year. Please stay tuned for my future updates on the insights I gained during this certified programme.

Why organizations don’t learn?

“And at a core level, the Fundamental Attribution Error (i.e. it’s probably not about or directed at you)” ― Rachel Happe

How do you develop your learnability skills now?

The role of reflection when students cooperate

“Thus, the systematic request for feedback on each session, involving reflection on specific points, has made it possible to establish a dialogue between teacher and students: the course itself becomes in a way a cooperative task. By agreeing to question themselves and to remain attentive to their students’ needs, the teacher who asks for feedback thus shows the model of the skills expected in group work.”― Élise Cantiran

Peer-to-peer evaluation and agile cooperation to continue learning together. I explore this through my work as a learning designer, trainer, and workshop host with an apprentice school.

Peer-to-peer evaluation and nimble collaboration to sustain ongoing learning. I explorer this through my role as a learner experience designer, teacher, and workshop host with an institution for apprenticeship.

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