“Get back to the office, or get forgotten” This article from Michael Cook in the Australian Financial Review has popped up a few times this week on my Twitter feed and in a few Reddit forums I follow. I felt it deserved a longer response than I cared to make in either of those forums.
Working at Portable has given me the chance to learn many things I’ve never before thought to learn. For me, the Acknowledgement of Country is an important part of any gathering. We collectively and quietly honour the traditional owners of the stolen lands on which we meet.
But it’s always the same words. So that must be sanctioned; written by someone authorised to write such things. Right?
That was until I met Rhys and Emma from Acknowledge This. Through their workshop I learned that it was OK to write my own words. In fact, it was more authentic to express my own acknowledgement than to recite something by rote.
If you’re like me and hate “networking” then here’s my sixty seconds on the support I’ve received from going out just a few times last year, and why now is the perfect time to start your own network — without the cringe.