Learning by Researching: A Back to Basics that Empowers Learning in Adaptive Environments

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over
and expecting different results.”

Attributed to Albert Einstein

The same way a residency in medicine is focused on learning through diagnosing and curing a real patient´s problem, business superior education is focused on learning by researching, diagnosing and solving real organizational problems.

But in the name of security, the educational systems often overate and reward the replication of the already known, hindering the path to new discoveries. In this sense, case studies replicate the logic of “autopsies” of problems that have already been solved, being functional for a first level in the approach to learning businesses, but dysfunctional for introducing innovations.

Some may benefit from this in the short term, but they are all victims of remaining in a comfort zone and pay the price with stagnation. In this context, fostering learning by researching proposes an upgrade and at the same time a back to basics for those that lead, focusing on adding value in changing environments.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.