Sharing is caring, and sharing knowledge with your colleagues at the office is golden. The secrets to successful projects is, most of the time, a really effective collaboration. This can be achieved with knowledge sharing. More reasons why this is important?
- It helps you grow. It’s a win-win situation. When you share your knowledge, you confirm to yourself, and to others, what you already know. The others learn from you, and start growing, with your help. Hence, you are seen as a valuable expert, and recognition is a great motivator.
- It will generate new ideas. Any interaction between you as a sharer and your colleagues can bring out the sparkle of fresh, new ideas, and benefit you as professionals.
- It makes the team stronger. When employees, teams and leaders share ideas and resources with each other, you get this feeling of pursuing the same goal. You are part of a collaborative, enthusiastic team, going on the right track.
KeepCallers and the MySQL workshop
We also like sharing knowledge in KeepCalling, and we recently organised an in-house training program MySQL related. Our IT mate Mircea Brincovean was the trainer this time. Some testimonials will surely tell you the whole story better:
How it all started
HR sent a survey 2 years ago to collect feedback & suggestions regarding future KC Academy sessions. The MySQL workshop was one of the topics suggested and Mircea was excited to accept the challenge to be the trainer. This is how we came up with the idea of the workshop. The decision was followed by hours of hard work, as Mircea started to create the presentation and the structure of the workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce those colleagues interested in the world of MySQL. At the end, they can be able to perform simple queries and know where and how to search the information they need.
We wanted to help our colleagues gain a new skill set and also to better understand the limitations of a database, which will help in knowing what to request and expect from our developers. (Bianca Dutu, HR)
We started the workshop with 28 colleagues, and split into 2 groups of 14 trainees for an easier experience as a trainer and to better attend the questions raised. The workshop was structured into 5 sessions, with each session containing some theory, examples, live testing and a little homework. The main challenge was to find those examples so that the trainees could grasp MySQL as a story. The trainees were like some hungry children, who wanted to eat more knowledge during every session. This was very helpful for me, hence I also learned how to talk with non-tech people about tech issues. (Mircea Brincovean, IT)
What did the trainees have to say?
The workshop was a challenge, as well as a great opportunity to learn something new. The best part was that it helped me understand better some of our processes and the “how it’s made” part of our reports. (Ioana Lazar, Telecom)
When at the end of a workshop you can say ‘now I know something and know how to use what I have learned’, it can only be good. Thank you, Mircea for sharing this knowledge with us! (Andreea Cichi, Finance)