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If you are not reflecting, you are not learning!

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 14 December 2009



If you are not reflecting, you are not learning!
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 114
Posted DateMonday 14 December 2009 08:37 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.informl.com/2009/12/13/web-2-0-and-change-present ... 
CategoriesLeaning,Knowledge Cafes
PeopleJay Cross 

You may find this interview with Jay Cross on Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives of interest. A lot of good thinking from Jay on learning but the piece that particularly drew my attention was what he has to say about reflection.

We asked CLOs if their organizations encouraged reflection, because we know that if there is no reflection, there is no learning. Less than a third of them said that their organizations encouraged reflection. And that’s just encouraging reflection. You know that in most organizations it isn’t happening at all. That is suicide. If you don’t set aside time for reflection it will always be set aside for today’s immediate task.
Credit: Jay Cross

To my mind, this is yet another benefit of open conversation and knowledge cafes in that they encourage reflection. If you are not reflecting, you are not learning!

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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