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If you talk to people about working in a more open and connected way and that there is a 12-week training programme called Working Out Loud by John Stepper (WOL Book) to learn the first steps you often hear phrases like "12 weeks? OMG that's too long!". But when people went through their first circle almost all of them are convinced that working in a networked way has a lot of advantages compared to working in a silo. Then the question comes up how to organize the personal open and connected work after WOL Circle 1. There are several activities under the label at the moment where people think about that. One of them is Holger Moller who wrote a blog post called WOLplus Circle - Eine Ideenskizze (in German) yesterday. In that blog he describes an idea how an agenda of a continued WOL Circle after the 12 weeks could look like. I am also working on a concept that I want to describe roughly in this post.

My Roots in Knowledge Management and Open Source

Since I come from the field of Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations and Lifelong Learning I am about to integrate principles of Working Out Loud in our approach to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) called "lernOS Personal" which is based on ideas from Getting Things Done (GTD) and Objective Key Results (OKR). If you talk about Working Out Loud from the perspective of livelong learning it's pretty natural that 12 weeks is not too long but after 12 weeks come another 12 and another and another ... until you die. I am also a child of the Open Source Movement and I'm pretty much convinced that as much knowledge as possible should be openly accessible (metaphor: Standing on the shoulders of giants). In case you are not familiar with the open source approach I can recommend the documentation Revoution OS or the short clip What is Open Source explained in LEGO:

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Disclaimer: I work on a lot of initiatives to push the idea of open knowledge forward, e.g. the Open First Manifesto, an initiative of the Innovationsbeirat. I took the image for this post from the manifesto.

Objective Key Results and Working Out Loud

In OKR you define objectives and work on them for a sprint which typically lasts for 3 month. For each objective key results are defined that describe how it looks like when the objectives are reached. OKR was created by Intel CEO Andy Grove and then brought to Google via investor John Doer. If you practice OKR full blown then OKRs are defined on company level, business unit level, team level and individual level. Since OKRs on all levels are public (at least within the company) they drive a very open and transparent work style and an agile way to implement strategic planning and execution. With the 3 month cycle you get goals for your working out loud practice which are connected to purpose and vision of the organization. Since people in WOL Circles often struggle with finding a good goal this comes with two advantages: 1.) you don't have to think a lot about your WOL goal since it comes from OKR and 2.) your boss is pretty much in favour of WOL since it supports his OKRs. You can read about OKR at rework.withgoogle or in the book Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results by Christina Wodtke and Marty Cargan.

Getting Things Done and Working Out Loud

Since I get introduced to GTD by David Allen (Book) as a method for self-organization of knowledge workers at the first Nuremberg Barcamp 2006 I am a big fan of the method and used it to develop our approach to personal knowledge management that we teach at the Cogneon Academy in Nuremberg. One element of GTD is the so called reference repository where you store information for later retrieval (similar to the Memex suggested by Vannevar Bush back in 1945). In times of social intranets and the Web 2.0 this reference repository is not a single repository like the locker of your desk but a collection of personal, semi-private and public repositories that you use. If you take Bryce Williams WOL-definition "Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narratable Work" the question is which digital repositories you use to make your work observable (e.g. Slideshare, Sway, Dropbox, OneDrive, YouTube, Vimeo). With an Open Source Mindset you can always ask yourself: what do I have to offer (2nd exercise in WOL Circle week 5) that I can make more openly accessible. Try to move your knowledge assets from your personal repositories more and more towards the public repositories on the right:


Blog Carnival: What Do You Do after WOL Circle 1?

So much for my ideas on how to design a approach. I will blog about it as soon as I have some documentation in place. Now I'm interested in how you organize your Working Out Loud process after WOL Circle 1. Are you doing Alumni Circles? Mastermind Groups? Regular Meetups? Just another Circle? Just post your answer in the comments below and spread the word about this little blog carnival via twitter:

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Am 25. Juni 2019 fand das erste lernOS Rockstars Camp in München statt. In dieser Episode könnt ihr die Begrüßung, die Vorstellungsrunde, die Feedbackrunde und die Verabschiedung nachhören. Das ist eine schöne Erinnerung für die Teilnehmer*innen und ein guter Einstieg für alle, die nicht beim Camp dabei sein können. Die Dokumentation zur Veranstaltung inkl. der Folien von den Impulsverträgen findet ihr auf der Seite zum lernOS Rockstars Camp auf CONNECT.


  • 00:02:19 - Begrüßung
  • 00:29:20 - Vorstellungsrunde
  • 00:51:22 - Zusammenfassung
  • 01:08:31 - Feedbackrunde
  • 01:18:47 - Verabschiedung

Musik: PC-ONE - The Krik, auf dem Album Division (CC BY 4.0)

Hinweis: diesen Podcast haben wir 2014 im Nachgang zum Management 2.0 MOOC gestartet und auf den Namen "Management 2.0 Podcast" getauft. Mit dieser Episode wird der Podcast in "lernOS on Air" umbenannt.

Am 26. Februar 2019 hat Tobias in einem eintägigen Coaching mein Getting Things Done (GTD) System einer kritischen Prüfung unterzogen und viele Verbesserungsvorschläge gemacht. Lange haben wir auch über die Umsetzung von GTD in der Office 365 Umgebung gesprochen. Zum Abschluss des Tages haben wir dann noch diese Episode zu GTD als Methode der Selbstorganisation für Wissensarbeiter*innen aufgenommen. Tobias wird als GTD-Experte auch auf dem lernOS Rockstars Camp am 25.06.2019 in München dabei sein.

Persönliche Produktivität und als Ausgangspunkt / Getting Things Done (GTD) / Buch Getting Things Done (Affiliate-Link) / Deutscher GTD Lizenznehmer Next Actions Partner in Berlin / GTD-Coach Ausbildung / Session "Web 2.0 Führerschein" von Oliver Gassner auf dem Barcamp Nürnberg 2006 / Engpasskonzentrierte Strategie / GTD und persönliches Wissensmanagement / lernOS / Squared Wheel Men / Die Fünf Schritte von GTD (Sammeln, Verarbeiten, Organisieren, Durchsehen, Erledigen) / Deutschsprachige GTD Videos / GTD Workflow / Marie Kondo / TEDx Vortrag The Art of Stress-Free Productivity mit David Allen /  Listen wie in Working Out Loud / M2P017 Working Out Loud mit Barbara Schmidt / E-Mail-Posteingang als GTD Inbox / Inbox Zero / GTD 6 Horizons of Focus / GTD & die Weltreise / ALPEN Methode im Zeitmanagement / Offene GTD Seminare / Einstellmappen (Tipp zum GTD-Papiersystem) / Tools für GTD / GMail / Android / iOS / Outlook (Outlook for Windows 2013/2016 Setup Guide) / Outlook Quick-Steps / Office 365 / Microsoft To-Do / OneNote / Desktop vs. Mobile / (GTD Anleitung deutsch) / Gruppe GTD DACH auf Linkedin / Tobias auf dem lernOS Rockstars Camp am 25.06.2019 in München

Vom 20.07.-02.11.2018 habe ich zusammen mit Leonid Lezner und Till Moritz den ersten Pilot-Circle auf Basis der Beta-Version des lernOS Guides gemacht. In dieser Episode sprechen wir über unsere Erfahrungen im Circle.

Vorstellungsrunde / Leonid's Firmenfunk Podcast / / Idee Learning Sprints von Scrum / Flipped Classroom Methode für Übungen / lernOS Canvas / Objective & Key Results / Google Guide: Set goals with OKRs / Management by Objectives / Video: How Google sets goals: OKRs / The Beginners Guide to OKRs von Felipe Castro / OKR Implementierung bei DB Systel / OKRs im Wiki (ähnlich wie bei runtastic) / OKR Forum / OKRs im lernOS Circle / Getting Things Done / / Buch Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Affiliate-Link) / GTD Five Step Process / GTD Weekly Review Checkliste / WOL Circle Survey: 70+ % of circles meet virtually or mostly virtually / Microsoft Teams & OneNote als Infrastruktur für Circle (Chat, Videokonferenz, Dokumentation) / Ausblick und nächste Schritte