Learning Organizations Are The Only Ones That Survive

There are two ways to treat an Audit.

1. As an attack on your work
2. As an opportunity to learn

Let’s be honest – no one likes an outside audit. It feels like an attack. And if they happen to bring up ideas that we hadn’t of thought of… well that can almost be worse. We feel incompetent. But does it have to be that way? Is that not our ego getting in the way?

Why not ask another questions? Engage with the idea? Ask about their thought process on that?

L. David Marquet turned the worst ship in the fleet around using this simple, but incredibly effective approach. his brilliant ted talk with exciting and engaging – https://lnkd.in/ebqX4ZFT

And in doing so he created what Amy Edmondson coined psychological safety, which is the base you need to create a learning organization. Her Ted Talk is always worth the 10 minutes: https://lnkd.in/ePfx-UFx. And learning organizations are the only organizations that survive in the long run.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

You’re only as old as the last time you changed your mind. What are you learning today?

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    October 5, 2022