Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? For me, tonight, it came from seeing that emergent community tackling new challenges, sharing ideas, co-creating meaning (all without me taking part in any way. I appear to have engineered myself into the sidelines…).
Working in communities, we construct and share stories: those stories establish commonality and give us shared values and purpose. We rely on the ‘sense making‘ function of our communities to help us process learning and apply it (and in a very true Social Learning sense, to do so out in the real world).
The co-creation of meaning takes place within and around our communities: a community that started as formal (or as formal as i get…) is now entirely social, a co-owned space for sense making and sharing.
Which inspired me to write this. I guess what goes around really does come around.