Learningful Life

Peter Senge in The Fifth Discipline explores how to help individuals and groups think better – via mental models, shared vision, systems thinking, team learning, and personal mastery. Inspiring thoughts from Chapter 1:

The tools and ideas presented here are for destroying the illusion that the world is created of separate, unrelated forces. When we give up this illusion we can then build "learning organizations," organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.

... As the world becomes more interconnected and business becomes more complex and dynamic, work must become more "learningful." It is no longer sufficient to have one person learning for the organization, a Ford or a Sloan or a Watson. It's just not possible any longer to figure it out from the top, and have everyone else following the orders of the "grand strategist." The organizations that will truly excel in the future will be the organizations that discover how to tap people's commitment and capacity to learn at all levels in an organization.

It's really all about metacognition, as the words "... learning how to learn ..." hint at – deliberately accelerating a slow, static process via conscious positive feedback and deliberately being open and aware.

Yes, and ...!

(cf Epistemological Enginerooms (2000-08-10), Fifth Disciplinarians (2000-09-10), Tool Rules (2001-11-10), Discussion and Dialogue (2006-01-07), ...) - ^z - 2021-07-02