Hellooooo and welcome to 2016!
If you listened to the last episode of the Coworking Weekly Show you learned that 2016 is a big year for us…because we’re being squeezed out of our long-time coworking home by greedy landlords. Ugh.
We ended the last episode with a cliffhanger ending - you learned how I avoided a knee-jerk reaction that could send our community into a panicked tailspin.
This episode picks up where we left off in episode 14, as we dive into the details of how we systematically collected our community’s thoughts through a series of Town Hall meetings, and then pivoted into action mode in a way that’s actually brought our community closer together…in spite of the painful change we were facing.
Important themes in part 2 of this convo include staying honest and authentic while communicating with your team and the rest of the community about the issue at hand.
Quick Links & Highlighted Quotes
- [7:10] How we used Town Hall conversations to collect our community’s ideas and concerns.
- [13:00] How to gain trustworthiness, and why it’s so important
- [15:20] A slight diversion from the main topic: how do you communicate with your community when it feels like they’re just not listening to anything you say
- [26:44] “Don’t throw your limited darts without planning and knowing where the dartboard even is.”
Links mentioned in this episode
3 more public examples of how we execute transparency with our community
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If you listen all the way to the end of this episode you’ll hear a very specific request for YOUR stories. If you have something you’d like to share, or something you’d like to hear more of on the Coworking Weekly Show in the future, I want you to say so!
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at me: @alexhillman
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