Knowledge without practice is dead and even poisonous. There are many theories according to which if you receive something you should try to share this with the biggest number of people. I followed this advice. This half a year of my life has really been a period of accumulation of knowledge: a new language, a new culture, a new way of working in another country, gaining new skills for professional growth and of course for personal development. At some point when you are full of knowledge you want to share it . That is exactly what happened to me.
I have already told you that I am doing a computer course. It all started because I felt lack of computer knowledge and skills and I could even call myself computer illiterate. At the same time I am reading some interesting books on how to become more effective planning your work. While having a conversation with one of my colleagues being excited I shared one of these ideas with one her and she asked me to share it with her children. And the moment occurred when I got an idea that it is possible to organize a small lecture presentation on any topic once a week or once a month.
For example, one day it can be a discussion of a book which you or some of your colleagues read or simply a prepared brief review. The other day it can be a management presentation on some efficient tools as ADP ( because everyone has success in at least one of the areas of management and they can tell you how they got it, and possibly their example will inspire others to such improvement and changes). There are a lot more various topics for discussion, such as a watched movie, a new option of Excel program or even some new applications for your phone that make your life easier and more interesting. As for me, it is a great team building event. This gives a wonderful opportunity to discover the world of many people and get acquainted with the colleagues.
And it is needed to be mentioned that experience got through learning something is completely different from experience you get while teaching other people. It really becomes a part of you.
I am really happy and grateful that this idea came to my PRRRcolleagues’mind and we have held a series of presentations and discussions on various topics.
What do you think about this idea? Can it be useful for you?