Lessons on Learning LO10208

jack hirschfeld (InFlow@concentric.net)
Fri, 27 Sep 96 22:19:21 -0400

Replying to LO10165 --

Debbie Broome wrote in LO10171...

> really been moved by Wheatly's concepts. They are beautiful and
> empowering. I think the emphasis on relationships --
> understanding the "and" in relationships is a wonderful concept.

Scott Simmerman wrote in LO10134...
> There are all sorts of "tricks" in organizations, most of which are
> already being used by top performers. And one will find that the
> poorer performers are continuing to use "tricks" that don't work
> nearly as well, but that's how they were trained and we know how
> "resistant" they can be to new learning...

I wouldn't be so quick to blame the individuals, Scott. Although they are
responsible for their predicament, I think more of the answer lies in
Debbie's quote above -- relationships.

Prior research, and my own experience, show that those individuals that
become part of key networks[where knowledge is exchanged] and communities
of practice [where learning happens] learn the "tricks" they need. Those
that are excluded [either by self or others(glass ceiling?)] do not learn
the tricks[the inside info] and are therefore at a disadvantage. IMHO, if
you take two 'identical' individuals, connect one to the 'right'
relationships [within and outside the org.] and leave the other to
flounder, you will soon see a significant difference in actual, measurable
work performance.

Valdis Krebs



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