The Patterns

we have discovered for designing the future

901: Be a Learning Organization. ***

This apparent pattern – that has emerged from interviews – is now under development, reality-checking and research.   If you would like to join the team fleshing out or challenging this pattern – or any other – or help the team discover new ones, please contact us here. 

Notes for assembly:

"The ability to learn faster than competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage."

Yet:

"Institutional learning is much more difficult than individual learning....  Because people change their own mental models and build up a joint model as they talk.  The problem is the speed of the process is slow."

-- "Planning as Learning," by Arie de Geus of Royal Dutch Shell Group Planning -- creators of scenario planning -- in The Harvard Business Review, March, 1988.