When something goes badly wrong, what's the immediate response? Nowadays, closely behind the lawyers and the grief counselors, come the trainers. Any failure is blamed on insufficient training (or bad doctrine, or poor guidance from higher authority, or inadequate equipment, or other external causes).

Note in particular the constant use of the word "training" in the post mortem analyses --- and never learning, a term which implies self-responsibility. Bad training is the fault of somebody else ...

(see also BlameStorming (15 May 1999), PullPush (27 Mar 2001), PersonalResponsibility (9 Oct 2002), WhatIsItWorth (16 Aug 2003), IllusionOfControl (21 Oct 2004), ...)

TopicLearning - TopicSociety - 2004-10-25

(correlates: IllusionOfControl, TheClassicist, RulesVersusPrinciples, ...)