(Belen Velasco – Cochabamba, Bolivia) We started living the Company Cube at my work place. Last week we were trying to live: Share expertise, time, yourself! So here it is what we shared:
One of my teammates said that every time he found a useful link he shared with the team, and he helped me out by sharing his expertise and experience to understand people from here since I am not Bolivian. Also he tried to help by giving examples, or tips to the teammates.
One in the group was sick last week, so another one jumped in to take over all the tests she was supposed to give that week. He was inspired by the cube: to share his time and himself. He also offered himself to check out all the computers of the lab.
Someone else realized that sharing herself meant also to ask if she has questions, so she asked the other person of the group for some information and his expertise in some topics. She felt how much we can benefit from others, and how much we can help each other.
Someone else organized the English material that we have in the drawer, so we can all take advantage of them, and we know what is in there. He also tried to make himself available to help others, and to explained things when asked.
I saw as an opportunity to share expertise and time, when the team was asked to check some English translations from the marketing team. I did this as a priority since it was a short deadline.
By asking someone else for help, I realized that also by sharing my questions about Bolivian culture I learned a lot. One day taking my dirty cup to the kitchen, I looked around for the other dirty cups in the office, and took all of them thinking that doesn’t need to be a big thing, we can always share ourselves even in the small actions.