Introduction and Inquiry... LO27466 (and Trust)

From: Don Dwiggins (
Date: 10/27/01

Replying to LO27449 --

Paula Bartholome writes:
> * Trust must exist between employers and employees.

I'd be very interested to hear how well this message is received by your
clients. (I'd add "... and among employees".)

> If you were going to introduce a group of adult learners to the concept of
> organizational learning in a 10-week course titled:
> Introduction to Organizational Learning: Principles and Practices
> ..what would absolutely, positively have to be covered in the class?

Well, it might be worth starting with an exploration of the above
principle. Here's a question for the readers: can a LO be established or
long continue without a solid foundation of trust? Even in a "simple",
one teacher-one student situation, there must be trust going both ways.
(Question: how is learning impaired if the teacher doesn't trust the


Don Dwiggins

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