Building Blocks of the Learning Organization.
- A supportive learning environment: An environment that supports learning has four distinguishing characteristics, which includes – Psychological safety, appreciation of differences, openness to new ideas, and time for reflection.
- Concrete learning processes and practices.
- Leadership that reinforces learning.
Another awesome video from HBR (pointed out by Luis) is an interview of Cisco CEO John Chambers, where he explains how abandoning command-and-control leadership has enabled the company to innovate more quickly, using collaboration and teamwork.
To quote :
“Stepping down from command and control formal authority and instead overseeing a web of relationships and inter dependencies requires you to be able to build an inclusive collaborative approach, more of a leading from behind perspective, to be an effective leader. To allow leadership as collective genius requires you to subjugate your own ego in order to allow others to thrive”