Define Your Workview
We gonna go up into the meaning making later look at some of the big ideas the organizing principles that help us figure out what to do, where we're going and really answer the question is this really the real me is this working for me. And the first one is what we call Workview, which is not your job description does not I want a corner office and I'd like a car, you know, that's a job description or a wishlist, so Workview is the manifesto the set of values that define what I think good work is. So someone says "tell me about your job." You know is that really the kind of work you wanna be doing? Your Workview, answers that question. So we're gonna actually jump right in, you've all been doing this already on homework and for the online participants, if you haven't written your Workview and Lifeview yet you'll wanna hear take a break and get those things done because we're gonna be talking about your ideas and you have to articulate them to talk about them. And when we talk about the...
m this is the beginning of many very personal conversations we're gonna have in the room. What we say in this conversation stays in this room. We're co-life designers our role today is to assist one another in this life design process. By the way that goes for all two bajillion of us in the cloud as well. You know, even these people's conversations we're in a small group together and you're gonna be listening in on this group over here most of the day. And so the whole point is they've volunteered their lives lived out loud in order to support all of us having an empathetic and an authentic experience at this process which means during the day, and if you do this in a group offline at home, you two want to keep this confidential. These are these people's stories. It's personal not universal will we be saying things that as we all know, I mean work is just about the money. (murmurs) Well actually in my personal the way I look at it is we're all in the first person active voice here today. We're not trying to be bombastic, you know, certainly respectful and generative, generative means we're gonna be affirming and suggesting things all day long. How many of you have plenty of places where you can get criticism? (laughs) Yeah, we sort thought we would just like skip that for the most part today, you'd get plenty of criticism today. We're gonna be generative not critical. So with that in mind, we want you to not to actually pull out your Workviews and we're gonna have a conversation in threes we'll do this a lot today and in triads email offline if you can do this course together with a couple of other friends it's fabulous and triads means three people. And when you break into a triad today, you do that by pulling your chairs back and getting into a perfect little isosceles triangle, a line so Bill's there and there let's say Susan's here, that is not a triad, that's a line. You know, there's a big leaky place on the back. We will give you rubrics all day long, our job is to give you the container to hold the conversation. And here's the container. It starts with read your Workview to one another. Now when I say read it, just read it, now well you know on the way in I decided I don't believe any of this anymore. I really, I don't know who wrote this thing. My dog, you know, peed on it. No, no, no, no, no. All that caveat stuff we're used to doing to skip it, you wrote it, it's your story. "Hi, I'm Dave. My work view is boom." So that only takes a minute or two. Once you've read it. Then the two people who are listening to you that you just met. Here's your job listeners first when did the reader, while reading her Workview seem most authentic to you? and I'm not even going to explain what I mean by authentic, you know what to do. And the second thing you're gonna do is talk about what stood out most to you. The first question what's going on for the reader in their Workview, and when you were listening What was going on for you? Like, you know, "I noticed you really seem pretty perked up when you were talking about the part about dogs," you know "and I was really animated about the part about rainbows." So whatever that might be. So the two of you can share, when did the reader see most authentic and what part really stood out to you.