Time for Action

Abstract:Action learning is a problem solving strategy that engages members of the organization in issue analysis, questioning, listening and feedback. Action learning was conceptualized in the 1940s by Reg Revans, who never formally defined the process. One useful action learning approach uses six essential elements: a problem, opportunity or issue, a diverse group of four to eight people, a process of questioning and reflection, a commitment to take action based on the group's strategies, a commitment to individual and group learning and a coach to facilitate the process. The process involves a number of stages in which the coach asks questions to identify problems, generate and refine strategies and create action plans. Action learning could revolutionize the initial deployment phase of CI, which often revolves around solving a problem. It also provides opportunities to enhance knowledge creation and …

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Excellent article. I enjoyed the challenge at the end to "experience it for yourself." Action Learning works! Thanks for the article.
--Marie R., 01-23-2011

Good article. Useful.
--s.T.Chopade, 01-12-2011

Very informative.
--Ralph Weber, 01-11-2011

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