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Action Learning

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Action Learning

  1. 1. Venkataramanujam KannanM.Sc. Knowledge Management 05.09.2012
  2. 2.  A Problem An Action Learning Group or Team A Process of insightful questioning and reflective listening An Action taken on the problem A commitment to Learning An Action Learning Coach http://www.wial.sg/action-learning.html
  3. 3.  Statements should be made only in response to questions The action learning coach has the power to intervene Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  4. 4. The best problems for action learning will have the following attributes Importance Urgency No existing solution Feasibility Familiarity Significance Learning Opportunity Group Authority Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  5. 5.  Commitment Knowledge The power to implement Familiarity Diversity Member Selection Attendance Group Size Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  6. 6.  Committed to solving problem Carefully listening to one another Willing to develop and learn Respectful of others Constructive and supportive Must focus in group rather than individual
  7. 7.  Questions a reflective inquiry process is the main component of successful action Questions are also key for individual, team and organizational learning. Seeds of solutions reside in questions Questions to clarify, to open up new avenues, to unpack, to offer ideas and insights, to learn Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  8. 8.  Refection involves recalling, thinking about, pulling apart, making sense and trying to understand Listening without prejudgment Time and space needed to stand back, reflect, unfreeze, and gain new perspectives
  9. 9.  Creative problem solving and systems thinking Build group cohesiveness, listening and respect Increase reflection, learning and change
  10. 10.  Understanding and reframing the problem Framing and formulating the goal Developing and testing strategies Taking action and reflecting on the action Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  11. 11.  Members take responsibility for own, group’s, and organization’s learning Time set aside to talk about learning’s and how they can be applied systematically elsewhere Move from intuiting, to interpreting, to integrating, to institutionalizing knowledge
  12. 12.  New knowledge and information Improve relevant skills and competencies Reasoning and behaving differently Alters beliefs, values and basic assumptions Gain greater awareness and understanding of personal motives Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  13. 13.  Develop leaders and teams of leaders Problem solving Developing systems thinking and creativity Builds powerful teams Create learning cultures and learning organizations Develops leadership competencies Develops systems thinking and creativity Optimizing the Power of Action Learning, Michael J. Marquardt
  14. 14.  Novartis Siemens Boeing National Semiconductor LG Electronics Caterpillar Baxter Singapore Polytechnic General Electric DuPont Samsung American University
  15. 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=49k8c_xsQ2c&feature=relmfu

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