Making connections

When most of us think of this subject we probably imagine bringing people together, us sitting somewhere central, helping to facilitate discussion…but what happens after that initial moment? Everyone goes back to their desks, starts working on their current item, responds to emails, etc.

What I am learning today is that there’s not enough value and focus attached to building platforms for connections. Creating channels and groups that continuously come together. Having a round table, open space where anyone can show up and there’s a good chance a partner will already be there or quickly show up.

Just like with all other types of work and changes we’re driving only truly continuous practices and ways of working can sustain themselves. Everything else adds to our work in progress, falls off the table and simply is allowed to wither and die.

What is the next one-off thing you’re not going to do, and instead work on something that can have a life of its own?


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