What Are Some Personal Strengths Do You Bring To Online Learning

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What Are Some Personal Strengths Do You Bring To Online Learning

Do you think you have the ability to “play to your strengths”? Just think about it: Don’t we all? If you are at work or running your own business, you probably know this to be true. But what is it like for you when you participate in online courses and form partnerships with the like-minded? We found this to be so true in a space where we are all so kind and supportive of each other.

Will & Melinda from Garlic & I are both business owners and leads in hospitality. We find that we bring different strengths to the table, yet we are still a team. We bring our knowledge of different areas of the industry to the table while keeping up with one another’s strengths and personal quirks.

“I have a strong personality, whereas Will has a great EQ,” she says. “But despite those differences, and despite us pushing a certain standard of excellence in the way we conduct ourselves, Will has always been my confidant and guardian, offering me both necessary guidance and a rock for support through the inevitable ups and downs of life.”

We love how nice and personable Will is, especially in the same environment where he is more risk-averse and reserved. We both know that sometimes working with people who don’t have our interests is really hard, but Will has always been an unconditional supporter and champion. He has always been incredibly sweet and the kind of guy who if you weren’t doing well in the relationship, you would never see him getting down on himself.

“From what I’ve seen on TAL, the situation has definitely improved,” Will says. “We are in much more of a working environment, but the cliches of office culture just don’t apply to us.”

As much as Will would agree with us, he also appreciates the independence that this role gives him. For one, he can take on a much larger-than-life role in the hospitality space without putting a huge burden on Garlic & I to run the show, something he likes.

“I appreciate that Will gets to focus on the business, the work part of it. I know that if something, or someone, should ever come up that we have not had time to deal with before, we can just get together and work through it,” he says.

Oftentimes the topic of internet & classroom collaboration can be pretty awkward as they are completely two separate things, and things get pretty forced in a lot of online spaces. Just imagine this: having to live with a new roommate for the long haul because, you know, it was the only thing they had. And let’s face it, joining someone else’s space can be quite a bit harder than you’d expect.

Oftentimes, online friends are strangers, and it’s easy to feel misunderstood because people don’t know how to connect you online. The reason, is because online spaces are not designed with that purpose in mind.

There is absolutely no responsibility, or need to be connected constantly with another person, or “work together.” You should be able to focus on finding yourself on a space and doing what you do best, then go to your offline space and have fun!

We both agree on one thing; however, it’s important to note that the “Boomerang effect” still affects online classes as well. When in the offline world, we start our job or relationship and it’s just as weird. Yet you feel obligated to communicate immediately with your online friends – even those who are platonic. But these are two different worlds. You will totally enjoy your offline spaces. Online classes simply don’t have the same scope.

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