We’re in the middle of “Working Out Loud” week, it’s a way of working within a network to create results around a common purpose. It encompasses a set of working skills that make a lot of sense as we work in a world where collaboration and agility are growing needs.
So what does it mean?
It means building a network around an idea or joint purpose, sharing your work, improving your ideas/programme/product within the network, being generous across your network.
Here’s how it all started.
It turns out that it’s an approach that can be used by independent people, and by those working in large organisations.
If you’re trying to build collaboration practices in your company then Work Out Loud circles are worth trying, there’s a twelve week process set out on the Working Out Loud website with pdf guides for each step.
I’m sort of in two minds about this method, in theory it sounds brilliant, but I know I find it hard to share half-baked work, I think there’s too much of the “good student” in me and I want to only show the good stuff. I know, I need to get over it.
I’ve just downloaded the kindle sample of the book, so let’s see if that helps me.
Image: Chinese Whispers | Ricky Thakrar | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0