WLP112 Learning in Virtual Teams

In today's episode, Pilar and Lisette share some of the ways in which they learn about themselves, their work and their colleagues.

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Online Learning does not mean watching videos!


(1) Overview

What do we mean by "learning"? Kolb's cycle.
Involves change.
A lot of our learning is experiential.

Experience (concrete experience)
Reflect (reflective observation)
Theorise, generalise (abstract conceptualisation)
How could it work next time? Plan. (active experimentation)

From "How do I use the tool?" to "How do I approach you?"

Just in case (most formal learning) vs Just in Time (most informal learning) 

(2) Informality Spectrum

Social aspect of learning - learning from others through their point of view; building empathy

From chatting over coffee to structured events. 

(3) Specific examples of learning through Virtual Team Talk

Trust - learning about topic but also about turning knowledge conversations into content. Formal - learn about trust; informal, learn about others, myself

Lean coffee and mentoring - formal / self-directed by your own topic
Informal/directed by others by observing, listening, empathy

Organise events - learn about the people and dynamics.

As we work with others, we adapt and we learn about ourselves, about those we work with and about the world around us.