Rose-coloured spectacles LO26259

From: Winfried Dressler (
Date: 03/01/01

Replying to LO26247 --

Dear all,

Frank wrote:

>IMHO all organisations are learning organisations.


>But I cannot think of an organisation (inc all its individduals) that
>does NOT learn at all.

I wrote something similar too a few thousand mails ago :-) Meanwhile I
have read something that made me think (unfortunately I cannot remember
where it was):

Not 'learning' is the phenomenon that requires explanation but 'not

It took a while until I realized the switch. Learning is so natural, every
little baby learns: communicate, process information - how could this be
done without learning? Yet, take an honest look around. I now tend to
agree that there is indeed a very strange phenomenon, the phenomenon that
despite all the communication and information processing learning does not
take place.

Andrew wrote: "To make a mistake and not change - this is mistake." Why a
mistake, I wonder. A mystery, isn't it? "To make a mistake and not change
- this is a mystery."

Bateson is said that he was looking for "the difference that makes a
difference". Now the strange thing seems to be that there are differences
that make no difference. How is this possible?

Liebe Gruesse,



"Winfried Dressler" <>

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