I had some mixed results with reading and posting summaries of #5Papers this week, and while that may be expected, it has provided me an opportunity for some reflective practice on this 2016 work I am exploring.
- I have been actively reading the articles I constantly gather; what else is the point of saving articles if I rarely get around to reading them?
- I have finally started to share my thoughts on these articles with others; what else is the value of reading and thinking about new ideas if not to be open to engaging with others about them? I know, reading is often a personal experience, though sharing what we learn and experience can open us to new opportunities to learn and engage more.
- I see that some this idea has been useful to a couple others who have started their own forms of this, and I am really excited that Lisa Hammershaimb and Nivek Thompson have found value in exploring and personalizing their own reading and sharing experiences!
Opportunities for the Future:
- One thing I have identified is the time this takes. It is easy to get busy with my daily work, though I remind myself that I am reading anyway, and without engaging with others about it, I feel I am missing something. I need to reflect on this a bit more, though considering my goal for 2016–Think, Believe, and Act with a Healthy Balance–one paper is not too much or too little; for right now, it is just right.
- It may be interesting to share some of the articles I am planning to read before I do them, and while I am not sure about all of them for this coming week, these are the next two I am planning to read:
- Beckstead, Z. (2015). Cultural objects in a transforming world. Culture & Psychology, 21(3), 380–391. http://doi.org/10.1177/1354067X14551300
- Swan, J., Scarbrough, H., & Ziebro, M. (2015). Liminal roles as a source of creative agency in management: The case of knowledge-sharing communities. Human Relations. http://doi.org/10.1177/0018726715599585
- Balance articles with the increase in books I am reading via #SixtyBooks. Books I can carry and read more easily than articles (I read printed books, and articles are all via PDFs on my devices).
However I approach this, I am excited to explore and try something new like this.