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Learning How to Learn - Artsy x React Native

Learning How to Learn - Artsy x React Native

How to make you and your team resilient to changes in the technical landscape

http://artsy.github.io/artsy-x-react-native.html

Artsy Open Source

July 09, 2018
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  1. Learning
    How To Learn
    Maxim Cramer

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  2. Jack Of All Trades —

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  3. It’s Not About The Bloody Javascript —

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  4. It’s About Change —

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  5. Change Is Good —

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  6. • Without change, life would be pretty boring
    • Growth would stagnate (both for the individual and for companies)
    • Pushing boundaries and innovating (for good reasons) keeps things fresh
    Change is good —

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  7. You Will Improve —

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  8. • Change is one of the few surefire ways to grow as an individual
    • Emotionally, you can feel stuck in a rut sometimes, so the idea of change can feel
    exhilarating
    You will improve —

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  9. Change Is Unsettling —

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  10. • Change is deeply unsettling to people
    • Having an element of control, changes your perspective
    • Change which happens to you, feels like a rollercoaster
    Change is unsettling —

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  11. • Anxiety – can I cope?
    • Happiness – at last something is going to change!
    • Fear – what impact will the change have on me?
    • Threat – the problem is bigger than I thought
    • Guilt – are the past failings down to me?
    • Disillusionment – this is not for me so I’m leaving
    • Acceptance – maybe things won’t be so bad
    • Excitement – I’m looking forward to the challenge
    The process of transition —
    The 12 emotional stages of change
    JM Fisher’s Process of Personal Transition

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  12. ANXIETY HAPPINESS
    At
    others
    At
    self
    FEAR
    ANGER
    THREAT GUILT DEPRESSION
    DISILLUSIONMENT
    DENIAL
    HOSTILITY
    GRADUAL
    ACCEPTANCE
    MOVING
    FORWARD
    Can I
    cope?
    At last
    something’s
    going to
    change
    This is bigger
    than I thought!
    This can work
    and be good
    I’ll make
    this work if
    it kills me!!
    Change?
    What Change?
    I’m off!!
    ....this isn’t
    for me!
    I can see
    myself in the
    future
    What impact
    will this have?
    How will it affect
    me?
    Who
    am I?
    Did I really
    do that?
    COMPLACENCY
    COMPLACENCY
    © J M Fisher 1999/2012.
    Free for personal and organizational development use.
    Not to be sold or copied for general publication. A free
    resource from www.businessballs.com with permission
    of John M Fisher. See the theory and explanation at
    www.businessballs.com/personalchangeprocess.htm

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  13. You Will Feel Bad —

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  14. • We react emotionally, as much as we dislike it
    • It helps to realise and acknowledge this
    • It’s normal and expected
    You will feel bad —

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  15. Change Is (Often) Miscommunicated —

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  16. • Comms is incredibly important
    • That change is happening and what it is are two different things
    • There is a disassociation between leads and individuals
    Change is (often) miscommunicated —

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  17. You Will Feel Isolated —

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  18. • Loss of control
    • Removed from the center of it all
    • There can be a lot of uncertainty
    You will feel isolated —

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  19. Change Will Continue To Happen —

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  20. You Will Get Better At Change —

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  21. As An Instigator —

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  22. • Communicate again, and again. People absorb this news at different rates
    • Don’t assume it being said once, is enough
    • Offer (and actively show) support for learning and growth
    • Carve out dedicated time for Q&A, knowledge sharing, and trial and error
    • Offer dedicated 1-1 time to talk through any concerns
    • Supply the team with a solid resource, e.g. egghead.io
    • Don’t expect your team to be learning non-stop out of hours
    • Set the right expectations with product and business teams
    As an instigator —
    Practical Tips

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  23. As An Individual —

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  24. • Divide and conquer — you can’t learn it all. Pair with others, and share regularly
    • Go with the flow, trust your colleagues
    • Be in charge of your own learning, watch resources like egghead.io
    • Openly share questions and vulnerabilities
    • Take proper breaks in the weekends, you need rest to learn
    • Cramming under stress is no good for our brains
    • Be patient with yourself
    As an individual —
    Practical Tips

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  25. Keep Tackling The Hard Problems —

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