“Learning” Is The New “Efficiency”

Excellent input, as usual from John Hagel, in conversation with the “Socialogist” Stowe Boyd. What is the need of the modern organization? Recently, the push for efficiency at scale has driven organizations and markets (and their value).

Now, however, perhaps because of the overall success of this drive, efficiency is, incrementally, increasingly difficult. We need a new organizational motivator. How about learning at scale instead?

My own definition of a learning organization (after Peter Senge) is:

We learn to learn together, in order to obtain the results we want together.

Making organizations about learning (and therefore about people) rather than process is revolutionary. It is very difficult to do. It is also the future of work.

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