20. Oct, 2021

Making time for learning ...

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Today was the 1st company-wide learning day that was intended to make quality learning time available for everybody. We had regional or department wide solutions before, but this was causing issues with people outside these environments. When the whole company is out for training, there is no discussion about missing any meeting 👍. A real investment for the company, but definitely worth it, not only for the employees I would say.

My learning day started with a 30 minute session about financial accounting. Initially planned to be an information collection session for one of our projects, but as I do not have a financial background, it was a great learning for me. Thanks to the expert who was able to explain a really complex topic in a language I could follow.

Next was the 90 minute brainstorming session about innovation that I had organized. A voluntary experiment to fill in the new Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas with the notes I have taken during the discussion. We had a very diverse and international group with 30+ people and came to a pretty good result in the end. I used the time after this session until lunch to review the results and fill in the template. All participants have been invited to review and improve the 1st Canvas version now.

After lunch I had a discussion with a new discover trainee in our department, who was interested in my activities in- and outside of the company. He will also be participating in the Team USP workshop that I will be hosting next week Friday.

For the rest of the afternoon I did look into the Visual Thinking and Sketchnoting Boot Camp Udemy training that was waiting for my full attention since several month now 🤔. Really good course, will take some more time to finish.

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” ― Mark Twain

In summary a really great and relaxed day full of new content and learning experience. Looking forward to the next one in ~3 month from now.

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