Today, I popped in to Lighthouse in Brighton, to test out The Relativity Matrix with Scott Smith, Georgina Voss, Natalie Kane and Andrew Sleigh. I recorded it as an Audioboo, which is here for your listening pleasure:
I’m not going to make any great sweeping analysis of the conversation here and now; instead, I’m going to listen back this evening, perhaps tomorrow, and see how it informs and changes the first version of the Matrix. Then, of course, I’ll iterate over the next couple of days.
Just talking things through, at early stages, with smart people who you know are going to change what you think, is all part of the process. Indeed, maybe it’s the best part. I’ve realised recently how important the ‘talking things through’ process is in all sorts of work scenarios. You discover ideas, or new versions of them, as they fall out of your head through your mouth. And other people take them and make them better.
It was set off by reading a paper by Hari Tsoukas, which is rooted in this idea:
“The engine of knowledge creation is articulation, a continuous process of making knowledge explicit and relevant to the task at hand”
Continuous, Explicit, Relevant. A handy, three word guide to keep in your head. Or, indeed, tell someone else about…
ACTION 6: TAKE SOMETHING YOU’RE WORKING ON, AND GO AND TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT.