Sunday, July 24, 2005

Failure La b

Corporations give lip-service to learning from their mistakes, but they don't do it.

The enemy squad learns from a life-like simulation. No War Games here.

Corporations sometimes go through the motions, but they don't really do it.

What would Andrew Carnegie do? (Book meme on let's get real.)

HBR july on OPFOR

OPFOR treats every action as an opportunity for learning—about what to do but also, more important, about how to think. Instead of producing static “knowledge assets” to file away in a management report or repository, OPFOR’s AARs generate raw material that the brigade feeds back into the execution cycle. And while OPFOR’s reviews extract numerous lessons, the group does not consider a lesson to be truly learned until it is successfully applied and validated.

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