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."


"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.