I really look forward to the event #initiate19 on June 7th at the Zürich tram museum. Here are some reasons why:
# 1: People want to participate at events
I experience there is a strong need to provide many more opportunities for people to truly participate at events – besides listening to keynotes and panel discussions. At #initiate19 on June 7th in Zürich, we create learning and working formats that put individual participation at the center.
# 2: People want to use social media
I like to learn using social media such as blogs, Twitter and LinkedIn. To me, learning via social media represents active, informal learning which Martin Geisenhainer touches upon in this blog posting.
# 3: People want to create their own learning
Reading the book “Endlich frei” by Daniel Greenberg, I learned more about the power of strengthening personal initiative. On pages 38-40, for example, I read that children learn when they are ready to learn. When children are curious, they make an effort. Related to this, I read in this posting by Christoph Schmitt that today, people increasingly create their own learning. We are actors rather than spectators of our own education.
#initiate19 will take place on June 7th 2019, 9 – 17 CET at the http://www.tram-museum.ch in Zürich. Take tram # 11 and get off at Burgwies. Tickets: https://goo.gl/7GncSa
Try this exercise with another person at work or at home. I guarantee it is good for your health 😉
The topic of #eduhubdays18 is collaboratively shaping the future of education. Thinking about the power of social media and other digital platform for enabling dialogues, learning from each other and building communities, a thought that naturally came to me was facilitating a session related to the use of one or more technologies that have a positive impact on how we work and learn with each other.
Reflecting on what topic to facilitate a session about, I realize that between November 23rd, when I signed up to participate at the event, and today, my thoughts have moved a little away from technology. Why? I think that partly, the reason is that – in contrast to many other events that I participated at in other communities – I experienced that relatively few people, who participated at eduhub days I participated at in the past, use Twitter to share knowledge / ideas with each other before, during, and/or after the event.
So what I have in mind for an #eduhubdays18 session is one that focuses less on technology and more on human values. During this session, I would like to help participants discover values they have. To do that, I plan to suggest to participants to use the questions below. More concretely, I will invite participants to 1) get together in groups of two people, 2) ask each other some or all of the questions, and 3) help each other extract the most important values of each person which result from the dialogues.
The reason why I publish this posting well in advance of #eduhubdays18 is that I would like to give you the opportunity to reflect on the topic and, if you are interested, communicate with others about values. In flipping this session, I also welcome you to reach out with any ideas you may have that can improve the session.
Greetings to you all,
At an interesting event a few weeks ago about the future of retail, I learned about some of the effects that digitization has on, for example, supermarkets. I was somewhat surprised to hear that when a person, who works for a Migros supermarket, has an idea, he or she goes to the store manager and communicates the idea to him or her. The store manager then decides what is going to happen with that idea. Being curious about how such an innovation process works at COOP, I asked a person, who works for a COOP retail store. I was told that this particular innovation process works more or less in a similar way. When a person, who works for a certain COOP supermarket, has an idea, he or he communicates the idea to the store manager. The store manager then decides what is going to happen with that idea.
Reflecting on what I learned during the events mentioned above and reflecting on aspects related to retail innovation. two strategic dilemmas come into my mind: The strategic dilemma efficiency vs. creativity and the strategic dilemma planning vs. testing / trying ideas out.
Regarding the strategic dilemma efficiency vs. creativity, I understood that supermarket chains have a relatively strong focus on efficiency. For example, I learned that people, who work for a COOP supermarket on a certain day, meet for 5 minutes in the morning to bring up whatever they have on their mind, for example ideas to improve things. I understood that, for various reasons such as the focus being a lot more on eficiency than on creativity, few ideas are brought forward. At this event I learned that at Migros things work somewhat similarly. Although anyone can communicate ideas through Migipedia and/or other social media, I understood that, traditionally, people often follow the hierarchical way when they have a wish to change things. And as the focus is a lot more on efficiency than on creativity, few ideas are brought forward.
When it comes to the strategic dilemma planning vs. testing / trying ideas out, I learned that supermarket chains have a relatively strong focus on planning. Also, I learned that most planning is mostly done centrally. And people, who work for a certain supermarket, hardly test / try out ideas they have, for example ideas that they think could improve the experience for people who use that particular retail store. Instead, they follow plans developed centrally.
Am #DigitalDay freue ich mich sehr bei diesem Gesundheit Brainstorming mitzumachen. Als ich mich zum kreativen Event vorbereitet habe, sind mir diese fünf Ideen in den Sinn gekommen:
- Soziale Medien wie beispielsweise WhatsApp, Skype, Twitter und Blogs nutzen um Menschen zu helfen. Warum? Beispielsweise weil es helfen kann Kooperation zwischen Menschen zu stärken.
- Das ada health app und/oder andere health companion apps anwenden. Das ada app habe ich ein paar Mal getestet – wegen einer gesundheitlichen Herausforderung von mir selber sowie von einer anderen Person. Beide Male wurde ich via das App gut geholfen.
- Gesundheitsversicherungsfirmen und Rückversicherungsfirmen investieren in die Entwicklung von Infrastruktur in Städten, welche fördern kann, dass es für Menschen einfacher wird unsere Körper zu trainieren. Beispiele: Outdoor Fitness Tools.
- Ein Testspital machen, z.B. mit folgenden Zielen: A. Technologien wie z.B. Roboter testen. B. Patienten und Patientinnen weiterbilden. C. Gesundheitsfachpersonen weiterbilden.
- Einander helfen liebevoll miteinander umzugehen.