Doing things differently can yield unexpected results

Another story courtesy of Tracy Bodle from Kirklees:

A facilitator was running a programme for people out of work and advertised a “learn about beekeeping” series of sessions. 

She arrived at the first one and opened with: “I’m assuming you’re all here because you’re interested in learning about beekeeping. I am too. So how are we going to learn about it?”. After the initial shock and confusion (and indignation!),  someone in the group suggested they should just google it. They learnt the information together and decided on next steps for the subsequent sessions.

This is a magnificent and insanely brave thing to do… but doing it this way shows that you don’t consider yourself the expert, and that collaboration needs to happen to figure things out. This dynamic power shift helped them find a solution and grow together. 

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