Jan Lelie wrote to Malcolm that...
> Learning is an example of a paradoxical process: when everything
> goes well, i'ven't learned anything and when thing go wrong i have an
> opportunity to learn. Most organisations are only dimly aware of this
What a blend into organizational memory and its set of realities! ;-}
As humans, we have developed with eyes looking stereoscopically forward.
We don't have eyes on the backs of our skulls, we can only see forward,
unless we turn our bodies completely around. Then, what was forward is no
longer that. Of what is behind us we are but dimly aware as we prove to
ourselves down through recorded history.
So, we develop the inner eye. Or so we think. But no doubt we do, really,
in a fabulous range of implicit and explicit manifestations. We develop
the inner eye which looks, if not the "other" way, then "another" way.
Herein lies the possibility for learning in an organism, in an
organization which is an organism.
Barry Mallis The Organizational Trainer 110 Arch St., #27 Keene, NH 03431-2167 USA voice: 603 352-5289 FAX: 603 357-2157 cell: 603 313-3636 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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