Shifting the Mental Models in a Learning Organization

A learning organization nurtures the continuous learning of its individual team members as well as the learning of the company as a systemic whole.

Workplace training programs are one such opportunity for an individual to master new skills and capabilities that support not only the goals of the company, but also their own personal vision.  However, training programs embedded in old mental models of learning may trigger memories of pass/fail grading systems, reviewed papers covered in red ink, and learning for the sake of test taking.  These outdated models fail to align with the type of learning engagement that fosters persistence, creativity, flexibility of mind, and enhanced productivity.

This Wayfind Education briefing offers some considerations on how to better align training assessments with a philosophy of self-directed and continuous learning.

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