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Working Out Loud

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An introduction to working out loud with a call to join an eXtension learning circle.

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Working Out Loud

  1. 1. An Introduction to Working Out Loud Kevin Gamble, Ph.D. eXtension Management Consultant
  2. 2. Where We’re Headed Today • What is working out loud? • Why - the benefits • How - the five elements • The tools - making it real • Next steps
  3. 3. Definitions Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work - Bryce Williams
  4. 4. Definitions “Working Out Loud starts with making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” - John Stepper
  5. 5. The Five Elements Making your work visible
  6. 6. The Five Elements Leading with generosity
  7. 7. The Five Elements Building a social network
  8. 8. The Five Elements Making it all purposeful
  9. 9. The Tools • Almost every personal productivity tool works - sharing is baked in • My tools: • Google Drive • Evernote/Keep • Slack • Email • Basecamp - project management • Social networks - Twitter, Facebook, G+
  10. 10. Organizational Benefits • Greater participation - breaks down silos • More agile - faster iterations/cycles • Better products - social learning • Momentum - pushing the rolling boulder • Flatter - new leadership emerges • Less obscure
  11. 11. Learning Circles The excuses: 1. I don’t have time. 2. I don’t know how to start. 3. I don’t know which people to connect with. 4. I don’t know how to connect with people. 5. I don’t have a system for connecting or contributing.
  12. 12. Learning Circles • WOL sounds easy - it’s not • Guided practice - forming new habits • Think more deeply about relationships • Safe environment to practice • Supportive group • Personal goals - a reason
  13. 13. Next Steps • Today - join a learning circle • Next week - find a time to meet • Week of November 30 - start our journey ( 12 weeks) • Next year - volunteer to lead • Going forward - celebrate and rejoice in a more effective, open, connected, sustainable, and humane way of working.

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