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Brief primer on the Action Learning construct employed by General Electric with the :Work Out."

Brief primer on the Action Learning construct employed by General Electric with the :Work Out."

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  • Action Learning “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Goethe The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • What is action learning? The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Core Tenets Training, learning and problem-solving - based on real work issues! Individual emotional, intellectual and physical development Higher performance through teamwork and camaraderie The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • The concept emerges -Witnessed students discussing problems -Collaborative and reflective approach -Supportive colleagues -Breakthroughs based on deep questioning Professor Reg Revans -Cross-disciplinary skill sets -Brings concept to Welsh coal mines The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Necessary Components -Shared problem -Group of 4-8 people -Dynamic that supports learning -Skilled facilitator -Ability to implement ideas The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Necessary Attitudes -Willingness to listen -Desire to reflect -Non dogmatic approach -Desire to execute -Team orientation The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • I think this is great! Let’s apply it to our next corporate meeting... Maybe call it a “work out”... The Action Learning Cycle The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Potential Benefits... On the job learning Leadership development Holistic rather than reductionist thinking Increased teamwork and group commitment Fostering of a work culture that can adapt to changes in the external environment The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Possible obstacles? -Reflection viewed as a luxury -Conflicting personalities -Competing agendas (resource conflict) -Lack of cultural fit -Learning not an organizational priority -Hierarchical roadblocks The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Potential Areas of Research -Employee engagement & satisfaction -Performance benchmarking - more business innovation? I think I just saw an innovation! The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • “Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.” - Pehyl Hsieh The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Thank you and... Happy learning! Marcus LaTour I’d welcome correspondence at: marcus_io_psychologist@yahoo.com The Chicago School of Professional Psychology