My second digital living book!

On July 24 2021 I wrote my first digital living book R.E.A.L. Empathic Learning

A collection of my experiences working as an independent freelance learning consultant.  For 20 years I have worked internationally and met some amazing people who share my passion for providing excellent people and organisational learning experiences. The first book brought their voices together and entwined with mine created a fabulous collection of stories and the concept of R.E.A.L.  

It explored how empathic learning can be used in industry by trainers, change agents, managers, leaders, and mentors and in academia by educators, so as to add value to their roles and their effectiveness.

Empathic learning can have a profound impact on human behaviour, attitudes, and workplace culture by fostering improved communication, relationships, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, motivation, short-term change, and sustainable transformation, and of course leadership effectiveness. Getting it right goes some way to creating a better normal’ workspace that is supportive and inclusive.

What is a digital living book?  

As a self-published author I am aware that ideas are constantly being updated and print copy books can so easily become outdated and replaced by newer ideas and approaches. Refreshing print copy books takes time and so to remain agile and flexible, it made sense for me to create something that could change, adapt, evolve, and grow with the reader as they develop. The book is in a digital page-flip format with integrated video and audio recordings which brings the content off the page, and to life. Each year it is taken offline for a short while to be reviewed so as to reflect the changing times. Version control is featured at the front and so readers can be assured of the relevancy of the content. 

Józefa Fawcett ~ Author

The terms R.E.A.L. Empathic Learning™ and R.E.A.L. Adaptive Humans™ are concepts developed by Józefa Fawcett, 2021-2024

Collating many of my experiences of working as an independent freelance learning consultant in the first book was enriching and motivational, so much so that I am now eager and ready to write a follow up during 2024.

This second book will explore how much has changed over the last 20 years with regards the way we work, manage, and lead people in the workplace, and questions just how adaptable we humans really are in times of crisis and change.

The value of humans becoming more adaptive and flexible in their workplace behaviour and practices is crucial for thriving in today’s dynamic and competitive economic landscape. It leads to increased resilience, innovation, problem-solving capabilities, and overall organisational effectiveness. Additionally, it contributes to a ‘positive transformational learning’ mindset which helps us humans stay responsive to an ever-growing automated and digitised world.

Using the original concept of R.E.A.L.™  as outlined in my first book, I explore further how individuals and organisational teams can use this pragmatic approach to support the changes that are needed in a complex and uncertain economic climate. In addition some of the principles of Bildung and the Bildung Rose (ref. Lene Rachel Andersen), are incorporated into the narrative showing how humans must learn how to adapt so as create a ‘better normal’ workspace and become innovative workers of the future, not followers of the past.