I’ve been consistently snapping various educational pieces on Snapchat however, the same cannot be said for what I forget to save at the end of the day. I must get better at remembering to SAVE my videos at the end of the day or else they disappear after 24 hours and just like that, they’re forgotten and never ever created in the same way again. I think that’s kinda sad actually. There’s a blog post in that about ephemeral content (pros and cons) which I think I need to write one day soon – maybe link it to the argument of the “right to be forgotten” especially in a day and age where our actions are recorded and kept for a long time…and that may come back to haunt us… story for another day methinks.
Monday 8 May 2017
I work from home today and I talk about a podcast that I listen to called Business Addicts. In particularly, I get a tiny bit stressed over the question of why people are so hung up about the tools to use. I also stumble upon a new Google course on Digital Marketing and ponder on my next steps as an independent consultant.
Tuesday 9 May 2017
I start with a great riff from my favourite band called Volbeat. In today’s story I talk about a curation, what it is and what it’s not. In particularly, how to deal with ‘selling’ curation to employees within an organisation. How do you explain the value of curation and how do you overcome the challenge of them thinking that it’s on top of their normal day to day work when they are so time poor?
Key Learnings This Week
This week it’s all about curation.
In fact, ever since being contracted into this organisation and working on the curation and collaboration platform they implemented, it’s been racking my brains. My biggest lesson is that I have always given organisational curation “lip service” (yes, alas it’s true).
I simply didn’t believe that people are ready, able, willing or even supported by their company to help others out to curate content ON BEHALF of the employees. That is, you’re going to have to rely on the goodwill and kind nature of people to help others out to do this when the company does not reward or acknowledge curation efforts.
Sure, they may have particular job roles of curators in the Learning and Development teams but I can guarantee that there’s no such person who does this out in the business on behalf of the business.
So the question is, why don’t we allow people to curate their OWN content, in their OWN way and in their own time maybe using a company platform as opposed to pushing people to do this without any adequate support, recognition or reward?
I don’t have the answers but it’s something that I’m finding intriguing. On the plus side, I’m actually seeing the value of having company curators because they help reduce the time it takes me to find a myriad of content sources across multiple platforms inside the company.
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