Treasure 80 – Learning, Conferences, Knowledge maps

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Hello all,

this week the treasure is a little late. There was a team workshop, a business trip to Munich and two sick kids on the program. That’s why the nuggets are coming on Sunday afternoon.

I already introduced lernOS in treasure 70. In Nugget #1 Dipl-Ing. Alexander Rose describes his experience from 12 weeks circle. The goals of the cross-functional circle members were quite different. Nevertheless or maybe because of that the goals of the author were completely achieved. Thanks to the OKR method they were obviously desirable and measurable at the same time. I’m sure you also have personal development or learning goals for 2019. Did you use OKRs for this? How do you control your progress?
lernOS – Notes from the “Inner-Circle” (3 min, text, German)

Many people go for new knowledge at conferences. In Nugget #2 Maike Kueper, Christine Locher and Christoph Schmitt discuss how to make conferences better. Barcamps are definitely a good format to better align the content with the target group and, above all, to involve them strongly. Unfortunately, I have also experienced that it can become a chat round and doesn’t produce results. I think the concept #nextlearning by SAP, which Christoph Schmitt presents, is great. It doesn’t have to be a blog parade, you can also give inputs to a topic with short comments on LinkedIn. In the video of the three there are a lot of suggestions, which you can try out in your company. Do you still go to conferences? Have you ever been to a bar camp or have you even hosted one? I would be interested in your experiences and tips. Just leave a comment here or on social media.
(25 min, video, German)

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So how to handle all the new knowledge? Annette Hexelschneider shows in Nugget #3 how to get this under control with knowledge maps. I like mind maps myself, so the article resonated with me quickly. The concept of must-know is new for me and at the same time a very valuable question when storing knowledge. The knowledge map for onboarding was a great help in my new job. I guess it has easily accelerated onboarding by a month. Already on day 1 I had an overview of all topics and the history of the team. The links to existing material were very helpful. The third knowledge map in the article is the Impact Map, which goes into my creative backlog for tools. Do you use mind maps? If yes, what are your best practices?
Focus with knowledge maps instead of information overload (4 min, text, German)

I would like to close treasure 80 with a quote from Jake Parker. I found it on the website of Franziska Köppe. She beautifully illustrates quotes:


So what are you waiting for, just do it. So long, have a nice Sunday and a week full of energy!