Working out loud

Working out loud is a book by John Stepper. Reading the book this is what I learnedIn the Working Out Loud getting started guide, I read this description about the Working out loud method:

"Working Out Loud is a way to build relationships that can help you in some way, like achieving a goal, developing a skill, or exploring a new topic. Instead of networking to get something, you invest in relationships by making contributions over time, including your work and experiences that you make visible. When you Work Out Loud, your contributions over time build trust and deepen a sense of relatedness, increasing the chances for cooperation and collaboration. You're more effective because you have access to more people, knowledge, and opportunities that can help you. You feel better too, because your bigger network of meaningful relationships give you a greater sense of control, competence, and connection. You’ll almost certainly learn more about what you want and what you have to offer. All of this leads to more motivation for individuals, and to more agility, innovation, and collaboration for an organization.”

To get started with Working Out Loud, try these steps:
  • Build a Working Out Loud circle with 3 to 4 other people.
  • Each person chooses his or her own goal that he or she cares about.
  • Meet 1 hour every week for 12 weeks. Plan time and location of all 12 meetings ahead of time.
  • If 1 or 2 people cannot attend a meeting, have the meeting anyway and help them catch up at the next meeting.
  • Use a circle guide for the meeting you have every week.
  • Choose, for every meeting, a facilitator who schedules the meeting and helps people have a good experience.
  • Choose, for every meeting, a timekeeper who keeps things moving during the meeting. 


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