Monday, 3 March 2014

See One, Do One, Teach One

We can all take a cue from the medical profession when it comes to training new team members quickly.  Interns have a lot of ground to cover in a few short years so teaching hospitals have adopted the mantra of “see one, do one, teach one”.
We can all take a cue from the medical profession when it comes to training new team members quickly. Interns have a lot of ground to cover in a few short years so teaching hospitals have adopted the mantra of “see one, do one, teach one”. We can all benefit from that mindset to help us progress. It’s the second step which really causes us to accumulate our own skills. Let’s face it, you can watch someone else play a guitar forever but you will never be a guitar player yourself until you get to strumming.

Perhaps the most important step though is the last one – “teach one”. There are two big benefits to this. You start the cycle all over again, setting someone else on their path to learning but the value to you in teaching someone cannot be overlooked. Through the act of teaching, you will need to understand the task at a much deeper level to properly articulate your thoughts and answer questions that you’ve never considered before.

Through personal experience, I’ve discovered that teaching others has caused me to ask questions that I’d not considered before and in doing so, I’ve connected experiences and thoughts that have lead me to some creative and unexpected ideas. The exercise is so worthwhile. Don’t ever be so busy that you don’t have the time to pass on your experience to others.

After all, someone else did it for you.

We’ve all got the capacity within us. What will you see, and do, and teach today?

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Keith Kern
Twitter: @ci2group
Website: www.ci2group.com