All this started when Dan Sodergren met Elizabeth Lembke (my amazing co-captain on the project co-creator.space and leader of the L&D Cares group) during the L&D Cares Summit 1.0. Dan is the co-founder of Flock, a Start-up empowering organizations by helping them find their core values. Your FLOCK can also create learning and development activities.
Dan & Elizabeth explored the idea of joining YourFlock and L&D Cares forces to support professionals who lost their job during the pandemic.
In our talk we shared four perspectives on this co-creation experiments. Dan’s perspective as the co-founder of YourFlock. Holly Barnet-Saks is the Co-Founder of Flourishing Professional a consulting business that helps Professionals Navigate the Academic and Working World. She shared the perspective of the L&D Cares group who created the activities. Last but not least, Lourdes Malacara Estrada an emerging learning expert shared her experience as a Talent who used the newly created activities to help her in her job search.
Reflecting on this co-creation I realize how important using guiding principle help to achieve incredible achievements.
Here are the L&D Cares guiding principles:
Social Competence in Social Isolation.
We are the Honeycomb.
Everything must start with Desire.
The necessary knowledge and skills follow.
Value-Creation in a volatile world: the User’s User
Why would they be thankful and need what you are offering?
The future of work is social, adaptive and personal.
Soft is the new hard. Uncertainty is the new black.
Not everything must be an innovation.
Yet everything is subject to evolution.
People working together with technology.
Technology working for people.
Tap-in to Plurality: Seek to Understand & Be Understood.
Explore the potential and seek positive impact together.
All the work we (L&D Cares Professionals) did to create new activities for YourFlock was anchored in those principles. They guided our actions and set a seed of intentions that help us show up as the best versions of ourselves.
Things worked out pretty well even if we experience some tensions because we knew why we were coming together. Our roles were clear and we respected each other in our diversity.