Laurie and Lance concluded HRevolution with thoughts on getting out of the Echo Chamber. I enjoy hearing thoughts and ideas about improving work and professions. Laurie talked specifically about getting promoted – moving up to make a difference. Good thoughts – relevant thoughts – and while working for a small and extremely flat organization, I interpreted her thoughts more broadly. Get out there. Make a difference. Step up and take charge when appropriate opportunities arise. Don’t wait to be invited. There are a multitude of opportunities in our communities to provide support and leadership. It doesn’t all just have to be in and on the job.
Another take-away for me was the whole notion of the echo chamber. We all read, talk, tweet and share similar messages. On similar platforms. With similar content. There is a whole community (at least in Grand Rapids) that doesn’t have the vaguest notion of what we are all talking about. I guarantee there are still people here on dial-up. For me, stepping out of the echo chamber reinforces how important it is to keep sharing – to a wider, more diverse audience – all these things in our lexicon of social media.
Thanks Laurie and Lance for your time and thoughts. Good stuff.