Kreativität, Lernen, Offen für Veränderungen
Ich habe gerade drei Webseiten/ Blogartikel auf, die alle etwas mit Veränderung zu tun haben.
I presented yesterday around eLearning 2.0 at ASTD. I walked through how the landscape for knowledge work is changing and that the methods and skills are evolving. I introduced the usual eLearning 2.0 tools (RSS, Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking) and provided context for where they fit into knowledge work activities and their advantages.
The comments by in large were quite positive about the session, but one comment just jumped off the page because it really represents what we are up against:Useful stuff but did not wholly convince. I don’t feel the need to change my work habits. I’m actually quite effective as I am.
When allowed to do what we want to do, we are most likely to revert to whatever we previously found enjoyable and/or successful. This amounts to what I call, “another one of those” artworks. Sad as that is, the worst part is that the creative process is not being learned.
"Eric, like many people here I teach at a business school, and I’ve always been disappointed with the results whenever I use Google as a case study. My executive education students always say that there’s nothing for them to learn from your company because it’s just is just too different from theirs— you’re very young, you’re in this strange online industry, and you’re full of people with 145 IQs.
I’ve been trying to push back against these arguments in the classroom, but as I listen to you here tonight I’m starting to think that my students might be right! As you’ve described it, Google seems to be a completely unique organization. So what can other companies and managers really learn from you?"
His response was unequivocal, and fantastic. As best I can recall, he said:
"They can learn to listen. Listening to each other is core to our culture, and we don’t listen to each other just because we’re all so smart. We listen because everyone has good ideas, and because it’s a great way to show respect. And any company, at any point in its history, can start listening more."