Tag Archives: Learning

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

A playful reflection on the window of opportunity that faces our Organisations as they emerge, slowly, from the Pandemic imposed model of remote. This model contrasts ‘where we look’, with ‘where we are moving’. Broadly, some Organisations are looking back: … Continue reading

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#Fragments: Learning as Event – Experience – Work

These #Fragments posts are an exploration of core aspects of my work around learning (methodology and practice), where i am trying out new interpretations, frameworks, and ideas. There is much talk of learning in the flow of work: the impact … Continue reading

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Learning #Sketch

This is an illustration of learning. It’s a pragmatic sketch, illustrating our own certainty over time, and the ways in which learning may involve disturbance, ambiguity, and a series of connections and failures, each of which carries us one step … Continue reading

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Big Loop Learning: the Folklore of Failure

Every night i sing my son to sleep with a song: it’s been the unanticipated pleasure of the Pandemic that i have been home to do this, and now, aged two, he is able to ask for the song that … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Big Loop Learning Organisations

Building out the work on ‘Big Loop Organisations’ today by exploring aspects of what it means to be ‘big’. The notion behind this is that legacy Organisations typically fall to ‘Diminishing Spirals’ of learning, as opposed to maintaining a momentum … Continue reading

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Big Loop and Diminishing Loop Organisations

We can consider Organisations in terms of entropy: the way that energy is bled out of a system through friction, inertia, radiation, and opposition, over time. Organisations that wish to change, to be in motion, to be changeable and dynamic, … Continue reading

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Learning Fragments #1

#Fragments: not complete work, but working thoughts. You cannot control what someone thinks, but you can create space for them to think. But ‘thinking’ is not as free as we may think: we are constrained by the invisible walls of … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – The Learning Organisation [Pt 2]

Recently i shared the earliest iteration of a new body of work around ‘The Learning Organisation’. It centred around five aspects of the Learning Organisation [‘Evidence Informed’, ‘Reflective and Measured’, ‘Capability Building’, ‘Adaptive and Evolutionary’, ‘Framed and Looped’], surrounded by … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – The Learning Organisation

I recently shared several iterations of my core work around ‘learning’: this forms the next stage of that project, starting to consider core capabilities and structure of the Learning Organisation. I should stress that this is very early stage and … Continue reading

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Our Comfort With Discomfort

Learning takes place in broad arcs and in my own work i describe it as starting with disturbance: either a disturbance that we find within ourselves, or one that is imposed from the outside. As example of the first instance: … Continue reading

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