Recently, a number of us published an article about the significance of life-long learning for military education https://pubsonline.informs.org/do/10.1287/orms.2022.04.13/full/. We pointed out that individual and collecting learning are critical to our future; however, we also remarked that learning isn't easy once you've left the schoolroom.
We listed a number of skills/attributes that we thought to be necessary; I'd like to hear comments about any of these. Do any of them resonate with you, either as personal attributes or attributes for your subordinates? Did we miss anything?
We also listed a couple of impediments; would you like to comment on them?
We aimed this article at the military; however, with only slight changes, it could have been written for any highly structured organization. So, feel free to generalize in your responses.
But there is a final point, namely successes. When I was in the Army, I served in the Pentagon, supporting the analytical part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The impediments were missing there and most if not all of the attributes for life-long learning were supported. I suspect that any successful organization will have at least a portion of it that embodies many of these attributes. I'd be happy to hear about those, too.
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