Mr SquireToTheGiants did a nice thing on why organisations can be like the politics and game playing of Game Of Thrones, but without the deaths or dragons, explaining double loop learning in the process. Here it is and you should click to read more.
There’s a lovely idea which I’ve known about for some time but which I haven’t yet written about.
The reason for my sluggishness is that the idea sounds so simple…but (as is often the case) there’s a lot more to it. It’s going to ‘mess with my head’ trying to explain – but here goes:
[‘Heads up’: This is one of my long posts]
Learning through feedback
We learn when we (properly) test out a theory, and (appropriately) reflect on what the application of the theory is telling us i.e. we need to test our beliefs against data.
“Theory by itself teaches nothing. Application by itself teaches nothing. Learning is the result of dynamic interplay between the two.” (Scholtes)
Great. So far, so good.
Single-loop learning vs. Double-loop learning
Chris Argyris (1923 – 2013) clarified that there are two levels to this learning, which he explained through the…
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