Distance: An Action Learning Delusion?
The distance between our actions and the observable, known, impact of those actions can be close (when we have a coaching conversation with a team member) or far (when we take a decision at head office and the primary impact is in the customer/patient experience in another country). When the distance is far then the ability to learn from our actions and experience is surely substantially reduced.
Does the theory and practice of Action Learning need to be revised to include the impact of physical and observable 'distance'.
Does the same apply with psychological and emotional 'distance'?