Beardless me

Working Together is made up by me, Stefan Morales.

(But I have a beard now)

I’m a bit of an admixture of passions, interests and experiences.

Today I’m a family man juggling work-life balance.

Years ago I was schooled in political theory, anthropology, and other social sciences and humanities.  I was once a host on college radio shows for a number of years and played in bands, and today I still make art and music (largely with my kids).

Throughout my professional career, I’ve been an employee in the private, non-profit, and public sectors, and I’ve also worked for myself as a freelancer and entrepreneur in various guises.

I am a stereotype of my generation and its precarious relationship to work, career and calling.

My calling with Working Together is about my passion for innovative relationship- and team-building within and across sectors.

In short, exploring who we are and how we can work together, better.

Some might call it “social innovation”​, but I’ve been doing it for longer than I knew about the term (which I think is clunky) and would just call it something like “politically mindful facilitation of innovation awesomeness”​. Not a very good mouth-feel, right? We’ll stick with social innovation for now (but we’ll come back to this issue later).

Specifically, Working Together likes to try out different approaches for getting groups of people to work together–especially in unconventional settings.

To that end, Working Together provides online resources related to the stories, arts and sciences of meetings.

“Wait a minute”​ you might say “​…meetings? I thought they were the bane of my existence?”​

Only if you design them poorly.

So, Working Together is here to teach you how to bring people together constructively (or, if you’re a nerd like me, how to practice interaction design and strategic design).

To do this Working Together currently pumps out the jams through a blog and podcast, and in the near future an online course–all with the goal of helping readers, listeners and students make a positive impact in their worlds through the simple art of gathering.

I’m sure this ABOUT page will change (and it already has a few times now)!  As I go, I will do my best to catalogue the process of creating Working Together and share the experiments and the learnings with you, my audience.

So, to get updates on shiny new Working Together things, and to see my process unfold, follow me, like me, “…really really love me!” (in order of frequency of updates):

  1. Instagram @stefan.morales (such elegant simplicity!)
  2. Facebook @WorkingTogether (necessary evil)
  3. LinkedIn @StefanMorales (go pro!)
  4. Medium @StefanMorales (love this community)
  5. Twitter @StefanMorales (somebody shut off the firehose!)
  6. Snapchat: stefan.morales (just because I’m Gen Y doesn’t mean I can’t play with the Millennials! Right? Wrong! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ …discovery is hard…)
  7. YouTube @StefanMorales (Not so much right now…video is hard!)
  8. Quora @StefanMorales (One day, maybe I will try my hand at answering some questions on Quora too.)