Distance: An Action Learning Delusion?

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Distance: An Action Learning Delusion?
Andy Radka, Director, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
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'?...Sign up

Distance or Buy-in?
Thea Pelser, Manager, South Africa, Member
Hello Andy,
Not sure if I agree with the concept of physical distance and the impact thereof on learning from actions. In your example of a head ...Sign up

Distance or Buy In?
Andy Radka, Director, United Kingdom, SIG Leader
Thanks for contributing Thea. I understand what you say about distance not being insurmountable. It is also a good point about how 'distance' can seem...Sign up


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