I am conscious of being in a liminal space recently, somewhere between gatherings happening digitally and in-person and a new “third way” of hybrid that has more variations than I can describe.
Liminal spaces are exciting and uncomfortable and tiring.
This particular transitional time reminds me to be grateful for the fact that adaptability (which we all need) is both an individual and a collective responsibility. The Adaptability Quotient assessment tool measures personal skills such as grit and resilience, but also collective features such as work environment and team support. This means that our shared environments can both contribute to and undermine our ability to adapt, just like our temperament and skillsets can.
Continue reading “Collective Adaptability”
I facilitated two in-person workshops last week, for the first time in almost a year.
I’m still processing the experiences, but as we all navigate this next season of pandemic life, hybrid work and re-learning how to “people,” I thought I’d capture some initial impressions here: Continue reading “What Rusty Looks Like”
It’s been quite a week, especially for those of us navigating what’s affectionately become known as another “mockdown” in Ontario.
Sometimes when we’re in the midst of decision fatigue and existential angst, the most helpful thing to do is something concrete and practical, so that’s what I’m offering today. A useful tool to add to your digital facilitation toolbox. Continue reading “Anonymity as a Facilitation Tool”
Starting Year Two of pandemic life has hit a bit hard.
So, in the spirit of “what we feed grows,” I decided to build a quick list of what I’m very much enjoying about my facilitation practice — not just “under the circumstances” but “period.” I’ll miss these things enough that they may just have to stay, even in the after times. Continue reading “We Get to Do It This Way Now”
I know we’re weary. When we’re weary, it’s hard to find the capacity to do anything extra. But what if when we’re weary is exactly the time to do those extra things? Not just any extra things, but ones carefully chosen to energize us.
Part of why we’re weary right now is not because we’re doing too much but because we’re doing too little. Not enough of the things that bring us joy. We may even be doing less than we could do, within the admittedly constrained range of possibilities before us one year into a pandemic. Continue reading “When your mojo is down, level up”