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Learning from Your Exposure

Hi, Indri here from THINK-Research Team.

Tomorrow will be December!

We only have 31 days left before welcoming 2022.

Life is ups and downs. These days, there is news about a new variant of Covid19. Hope everything is going well!


Today, I want to write other than research topics. I want to write about exposure. I got the inspiration after doing monthly CFR (Conversations, Feedback, Recognition) with su-re.co CEO. If you want to know more about CFR in navigating OKR, you can read Amanda's blog (https://www.su-re.co/post/navigating-individual-okr) or on these links (https://www.whatmatters.com/resources/difference-between-okr-cfr/, https://www.perdoo.com/resources/what-cfr-conversations-feedback-recognition-really-is-about/). John Doerr suggests that OKR (Objectives and Key Results) should be combined with CFR to turn our goals into actual results. Currently, we have weekly and monthly CFR. We have 15 minutes to discuss anything about our OKRs, issues, or other matters in weekly CFR. In monthly CFR, we can have more topics to be addressed.


In today's CFR, we discussed how the experience could improve your skill and work culture. Then, I remember I read some papers and articles about exposure-based perceptual learning (EPL), leadership, personal development, and work performance that mentioned exposure.



Exposure can have different meanings, depending on what kind of topic we are going to discuss. For example, a photographer will have a different meaning of exposure with an educator :p

If you have a camera, I believe you will learn the four key parameters in photography: ISO, Exposure, Shutter Speed, and Aperture. A friend taught me how to understand those parameters by using a triangular picture. However, in fact, I love using automation XD.


In the education field, they introduce EPL, which means long-lasting improvements in the performance of perceptual tasks as a result of passive exposure to a feature of stimuli. So, in training, we can assess our perceptual learning through different exposures or where we are passively exposed to the feature (Choi & Watanabe, 2012).


When I was an awardee of one of the scholarships, I remember the speech of one of the Indonesian ministries. She said, "Don't just spend your time in the class. Go outside and learn more". If we talk about leadership, personal development and work performance, we will know that the success story will depend on education (10%), experience (70%), and exposure (20%). According, Jeanette Lindsay, a talent portfolio manager in University Human Resources, 70% of personal development occurs through on-the-job experiences. In comparison, 20% of personal growth comes from personal exposure (feedback or relationships). How about education? Through courses, books, and others, formal education only contributes to 10% of the development. They introduce the 3E Model for this.


Source: https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu


So, the important thing is how to improve our exposure so that we can learn more. If we talk about social media, the exposure will depend on our history, search, and friends. In a real-life, our exposure will depend on our activities and surroundings (family, friends, and colleagues). Our network will play a key role as we can assess any information from them. Joining different activities with different people will improve our exposure as well. That is why your friend might say, "Play more and meet more people so that you can be open-minded". Avoiding a single mindset will also help you to improve your exposure. The last one is: Speak up! You can speak up verbally or through your works (writing, design, business, and others). By improving our experience and exposure, we can learn every day. Remember that everyone can be a teacher; however, we are long-term learners :)


If I can ask you, what kind of exposure do you need to improve? Thank you for reading ^^

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