We learn better when we learn for ourselves

20 April 2012

We’re the ones who make the journey. Learning means developing new ways of representing yourself and of constructing reality. Suppose a team that has always worked well “in silos” has been asked to change to a new “cross-functional” way of working. This team will have to learn how to master new ways of working, making […]

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Change is about learning and vice-versa

I’m sure you have noticed how reluctant we all are to change. It’s a universal truth, a conventional wisdom, everybody knows it: change is hard. Francis Blanche once stated that one should think a change through, rather than just “changing the dressing”. Here at advéo we reject quick fixes too, and have developed our own […]

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Living is changing

A system (whether a person or team) will seek out a state of dynamic equilibrium that allows it to exist in an atmosphere of “happiness”, success, motivation or satisfaction. It will inevitably encounter periods of imbalance, due to variations in its internal environment (a new boss, a buyout, conflict, reorganisation, etc.) and in its external […]

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Involvement before explanation

No one can ever be an impartial and objective observer of his or her own situation. On the contrary; an individual is the primary architect of their own reality, including the aspects that are causing them problems. Accepting involvement, without necessarily accepting full responsibility, enables individuals to guard against passivity – a position that can […]

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Interactions are part of the system

The role of interaction is at least as important as the other parts of a system. We therefore consider the relationships that a person or team has with themselves and their environment to be a key determinant in any given situation.   Consequently, a team’s overall performance can be affected, both positively and negatively, by […]

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