A workspace memory came to mind immediately after seeing a friend’s recent (not more than an hour ago) Facebook post. The memory After not more than 3 months into a job, I was explicitly told by my manager that my dropping by folks’ cubicles in the morning to say “Hello” was not appreciated by some. … More Morning – On Greeting Cubeopolis Peers
“What motivates our investment in goals and planning for the future, much of the time, isn’t any sober recognition of the virtues of preparation and looking ahead. Rather, it’s something much more emotional: how deeply uncomfortable we are made by feelings of uncertainty.” – Oliver Burkeman Thank you much to Generalissimo Joanne of For the Love … More Commit – My Planner Rollercoaster
From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
As shared in Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2), IMPROV is the community I “discovered” in 2014. Within the larger improv community, The Letters is an indie improv troupe which I value and of which I became part of in 2014. We are co-creating and co-developing our form that is built on a philosophy of fostering a … More Reboot – Community (Part 2 of 2)
PROMPT: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2014? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?* Improv Community (Since 2011). I “discovered” this in-real-life community in 2011. In 2014, my relationship with the improv community has grown and evolved, and I expect it will continue to do so for … More Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)
Actually, it is 3-3-What-What-1-2 – an accountability buddy process that was born from a mix of the Franklin Covey Seven Habits described on wiki over here, David Allen’s Getting Things Done or GTD described on wikisummaries over here, and a person’s own self-designed time and project management approaches. This post shares an approach my friends … More Meet – Hey Buddy, Let’s 3-3- … What!?