Teaching Smart People How to Learn has 93 ratings and 9 reviews. Karla said: First, most people define learning too narrowly as mere ‘problem solving,’. Summary. “Teaching Smart People How to Learn” by Chris Argyris. First published in the Harvard Business Review, May-June , pp Reprinted in. Manageris recommande l’article Teaching Smart People How to Learn, Harvard Business Review,

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During the past decade, Argyris has been developing, a theory of individual and organizational learning in which human reasoning not just smxrt becomes the basis for diagnosis and action.

Teaching Smart People How to Learn by Chris Argyris

Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Skip to content Greg Eisenbach, in his Grassroots Innovation blog, cites a article that gets to the very root of organizational learning, respect for people, and a myriad of other issues.

Though short, the essay is somewhat repetitive. Refresh and try again. I was worried going in, because it appeared that Argyris didn’t actually have much to say about how to teach smart people how to learn. leaarn

Second order thinking This book is teachjng a single idea of why highly educated executives don’t consider their own roles in underperformance while they adopt defensive attitudes and blame the external environment. Hannes Eder rated it really liked it Mar 04, Return to Book Page. It is damned difficult to be open and honest in an environment which does not value openness and honesty!

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I’d still like to learn ho about dealing with smart people in educational settings, but this text did not get me there.

Change has to start at the top because otherwise defensive senior managers are likely to disown any transformation in reasoning patterns coming from below.


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Article: Teaching Smart People How To Learn

The result is an unstable situation where senior managers still believe that it is a sign of caring and sensitivity to bypass and cover up difficult issues, while their subordinates see the very same actions as defensive. Lists with This Book.

And really, this text is more about how to get your employees to stop being defensive, renamed so that managers would feel okay about reading it at work, I imagine. The HBR Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. The hit comes from the fact that the example dysfunctional organization are consultants themselves.

Trivia About Teaching Smart Pe Paperback80 pages. I can certainly relate the above from personal experience. Instead, it is my responsibility to look at what what I actually did, vs. All true, but no practical advice. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But they did so only argyriis hard introspection and challenging their only assumptions about themselves, their organizations, and their leadership style. May 16, Jenny Reading Envy rated it did teachkng like it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Magnus Siverbrant rated it really liked it Jun 05, Hence, problems need to be exposed, root causes analyzed and countermeasures experimented, then standardized. Agyris’s early research focused on the unintended consequences for individuals of formal organizational structures, executive leadership, control systems, and management information systems, and on how individuals adapted to change those consequences.

So in that aspect, we all need to read this and take a long, hard look in the mirror.

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An interesting read about why the smarter people find it difficult to learn. A couple of key points jumped out at me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trent J rated it really liked it Aug 04, The first step is for managers at the top to examine critically and change their own theories-in-use. In Teaching Smart People How to LearnChris Argyris sheds light on the forces that prevent highly skilled employees for learning from mistakes and offers suggestions for helping talented employees develop more productive responses.


Learn how your comment data is processed. Julia rated it really liked it Jul 07, Or to admit that they don’t know. I guess this particular topic supports the old adage that not everything can be learned from books. Carla rated it liked it Sep 26, Your email address will not be published. Doug Sundheim rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Why are your smartest and most successful employees often the worst learners?

Short essay on learning organizations that reads in a single sitting of about an hour.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first thing I noticed about this text is how tiny it is, and then that it is only 72 pages, and then that the font is quite large and spaced out. But if learning is to persist, managers and employees must also look inward. James Mcdonough rated it it was amazing May 14, Nikita rated it liked it Sep 07, John rated it really liked it Sep 18, Alina Pukhovskaya rated it it was amazing Dec 01,