Have you ever asked for advice from a friend, parent, spouse or coworker?
The question might sound something like this; “if you were in this situation what would you do?”
This is what I know!
Our lives are filled with experiences.
Some of the experiences are positive and some experiences can be negative. We learn based off of our cumulative experiences. Over time, we take these experiences and build ‘mental models’ that help us make decisions throughout our lives. When faced with having to make a decision we draw from those mental models and experiences in order to take action.
But is it just our experiences that we build mental models from or do we also learn from the experiences of others? You’ve just bought your first home and you want to repaint the kitchen…yourself. If this is your first paint job, you will have both positive and negative experiences. These experiences will lead you to build a mental model for future paint jobs. Or you may talk to others who have painted their own kitchens and learn what to do and not to do, building a mental model from their trials and errors before you ever dip the first brush.
Real Life, Real People, Real Experiences is the backbone of the Convene Communities.
Convene brings together like minded individuals and experts and allows them to share and learn from one another’s real life experiences. Whether positive or negative, all experiences can help shape mental models for decision making in all processes. Sharing these opens the way for personal growth and provides opportunities for building community with others.