When is LO inappropriate? LO13764

Stever Robbins (stever@verstek.com)
Thu, 29 May 1997 08:51:44 -0400


In the "Teaching Smart People vs. Stupid People" thread, we've been
talking about how to motivate people to learn. But is that always

It seems to me that when you motivate people to learn, if you're
successful, you will end up with people who want to stretch themselves.
They'll want opportunities to learn, and opportunities to apply that
learning. What if those opportunities just aren't numerous enough to keep
them satisfied?

But it seems like certain work situations require people content to do the
same job over and over, day in and day out, and be happy doing it.
Assuming we're successful at giving them learning impetus, how do we then
provide opportunities for learning to be expressed? For example, if I
create a MacDonald's franchise with great learning workers, there still
just isn't that much room for that much learning and improvemenet on a
daily basis. Burgers must still be flipped, and there's only one Store
Manager slot available for advancement.

Am I being silly to worry about this(*), or ...?

- Stever

(*) There are lots of silly things to worry about in the world. As Lily
Tomlin says, "I worry whoever came up with the term 'Quality Control'
thought if we didn't control it, it would get out of hand."


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