Peering through round copper-rimmed glasses, levitating just on the tip of ones’ nose, you can see excitement flash in their eyes beneath a curtain of wiry eyebrows.
That may be the first visual that comes to mind when you hear the word “professor”.
But I don’t mean that kind of professor.
I’m referring to a “professor” in the sense that everyone has something they love to learn about and are interested in sharing.
The kind of professor you’d find when walking through your office or, more realistically in this day and age, the digital faces on your Zoom meetings.
Companies have a huge opportunity to provide a platform for their employees to teach.
The most impactful social platforms are successful because they have provided a way for people to express themselves and unlock their potential.
Andy Grover, Intel CEO, taught a course on OKRs to his employees every year. It’s a formative and consistent highlight in their employees’ experience.
Create a space for your employees to step up to be resident professors.