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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



Artsy Open Source

July 09, 2018


  1. Learning How To Learn Maxim Cramer

  2. Maxim —

  3. Jack Of All Trades —

  4. Artsy —

  5. It’s Not About The Bloody Javascript —

  6. It’s About Change —

  7. Change Is Good —

  8. • 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 —
  9. You Will Improve —

  10. • 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 —
  11. Change Is Unsettling —

  12. • 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 —
  13. • 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

    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
  15. You Will Feel Bad —

  16. • 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 —
  17. Change Is (Often) Miscommunicated —

  18. • 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 —
  19. You Will Feel Isolated —

  20. • Loss of control • Removed from the center of

    it all • There can be a lot of uncertainty You will feel isolated —
  21. Change Will Continue To Happen —

  22. You Will Get Better At Change —

  23. As An Instigator —

  24. • 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
  25. As An Individual —

  26. • 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
  27. Keep Tackling The Hard Problems —

  28. Thanks —