Organization Design

One person’s constant is another person’s variable.

Those of us who work in the field of learning are accustomed to dealing with managers who think that learning’s solely a matter of herding people into a room to listen to an authority spout content. They don’t appreciate that learning’s a process that can be planned, tweaked, and reframed. They don’t realized that learning involves a lot more than delivery.

Funnily enough, many learning professionals make the same bad call about organizations. They assume you have to play the hand you’re dealt. The organization’s bigger than any of us so it seems audacious to try to change it.

Aaron Silvers recognizes that like learning, the organization thing is a process, too. You can re-design an organization for more optimal outcomes. In the midst of a conversation on Skype this afternoon, I asked Aaron to share a few thoughts on this topic.

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