Rants & Raves
The first Rants & Raves were added here based on observations as a CoWorking Host and community advocate and my discovery of living and being surrounded by Silo Communities.
August 6, 2014 10:51AM – Silo Community Rants & Raves? What is that? Well an information silo is an insular management system incapable of reciprocal operation with other, related information systems. In information technology this can make sense for security purposes but in communities and among individuals that’s what I call scarcity mentality, the idea that there isnt enough to go around therefore I will hold back support, advice, money, information and/or sales leads because in scarcity mentality if you are successful then I must fail and I will end up having to do without. Now the opposite of scarcity mentality is abundance mentality. This is the idea that there is more than enough to go around therefore any support, advice, money, information and/or sales leads I share with you will come around and benefit me because of the increase opportunity flow that is generated by my efforts, and this will benefit my business and our community. Have you even observed scarcity mentality? Do you see anyone practicing abundance mentality? At SoBeCoWorks I encourage abundance mentality and that our CoWorking Community be supportive of each other personally, thru our businesses and that we support our neighbors here in the Lehigh Valley. Silo communities will definitely fall into the rants & raves category.
August 5, 2014 2:10PM – Is CoWorking for everyone? I believe that CoWorking is a good solution for those seeking a collaborative work environment. If the idea of talking with others to hear different points of before making up your mind is a good idea then a CoWorking Space or better yet a Collaborative Work Space is definitely for you. I discovered that working with others provide me with insights that I may not have considered before. Working together is better in my book. Here we seems we have a group of women discussing how millennials communicate vs. boomers. One group relies heavily on text messaging while the other groups like to pick up the phone and call. Not all my commentaries are rants & raves, some are only observations.