Learning to Learn
by Erika Andersen
Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate and how work must get done. In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist, âThe ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.â
Iâm not talking about relaxed armchair or even structured classroom learning. Iâm talking about resisting the bias against doing new things, scanning the horizon ...