1.8.1 We take the hard, but sustainable way!

Peter Senge, author of the book "the Fifth Discipline", and co-founder of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL = editor of this Learning Journey), says that the gap between vision (where we want to be) and current reality (where we are) is also a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision. He calls this gap creative tension.

To solve this gap you can take the easy way (problem solving / downward loop), or the hard way (creating / upward loop).

The same is true for you being a member of the Learning & Development team. If there is an ambition to create a (more) learning organization. You can choose between two options:

  1. Short term solutions: offering trainings, courses, competency frameworks etc. within the organization (quick fix / temporary with limited results)
  2. Long term solutions: creating a Learning Culture within the organization (sustainable solution / learning capacity / life long learning)

Never compromise on your vision!

You need guts to chose the hard but sustainable way. But the investment is worth the effort.

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