DELIBERATELY DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS
The greatest catalyst to human growth is the maturity level of the communities they belong to.
Research over the last few decades has demonstrated that adults can continue to grow and handle more complex issues. Recognizing the importance of individual development, many organizations have invested in their high-performers. While this approach is useful, it doesn’t scale in larger organizations.That’s because organizations are built on social constructs—their company culture, their governance process, global systems, and so on. Unless those social constructs evolve, the behaviors of individuals will always regress back to how things were.
Human growth within organizations is only successful if it is done at scale. Sporadic initiatives concentrated on a privileged few is not enough. Deliberately Developmental Learning Organizations see in terms of wholes rather than fragmented parts.
Their people grow and develop to the point where they can thrive in times of rapid change and escalating complexity. They become bigger, more agile versions of themselves, so they can achieve more. They learn to let go of limiting and outdated management assumptions and practices. They evolve into a fluid, flexible, and high-performing organization.
Deliberately Developmental Learning Organizations (DDLO) learn and adapt before a crisis compels them to change.
Their strategy is geared toward anticipating and meeting the unspoken and unmet needs of customers and markets.
DDLOs produce consistently superior results. They drive continuous operational improvements and achieve consistent financial growth. Every aspect of their business advances as a whole.