Learning journey

We accept that learning is a lifelong process. As a general rule, no one argues that learning is something that continues to occur in our lives, but learning has layers. Each layer has differing levels of complexity and requirements.

One of the aspects of learning that often gets overlooked is the rate or pace of learning. The journey is different for everyone but we tend to project our rate and pace onto others. This is especially common when organizations are in the midst of change.

Sometimes we assume others won’t make the journey because they seem to be learning too slowly or slower than others expect. Other times, you see those that are learning at a very fast pace only to discover they haven’t really invested the time to understand and even apply the learning, but have skimmed through in an effort to keep up or get ahead.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

The work we must do is to understand that each team member will learn at their own pace and our role is to help support the pace of others where possible as we’re trying to adopt the learning for ourselves.


The speed of the journey is less important than the understanding along the way.

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