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injecting a bit of meaning into work

The title of this post is a bit of cheat as it isn’t really work. I’ve been involved in a BBC scheme called ‘Connect & Create’ which aims to join up community projects with BBC staff who have expertise that might help the charities. I’ve been involved in two ways so far.

Firstly in a Media Matching event which was a bit like speed dating for charities. It was evening event that 8 charities and 8 varied members of BBC staff attended and each pairing had 5 minutes to chat and see if there was a way we could work together.

The second project is about releasing members of my team to help the National Trust over a longer period of time. I’m trying to set this up this week.

The things I like about C&C so far:

* reminds you how much you know and how valuable that knowledge can be to others

* gives you the chance to engage in projects that are often simpler and shorter than the complex infrastructure projects I normally end involved with at work

* creates an opportunity to learn or refresh skills that it might be hard for you to do at work

* helps you learn from the charities about the members of the public they work with, either through the charity or directly

Written by Karen

October 8th, 2007 at 2:23 am

Posted in bbc,work