Bees at work (XXII). Workplace as a school. The new learning organization (part A)
Have a beautiful beginning to this week. For the learning of this subject, we will publish two times, Part A and Part B. Today I will show you only the material of the slides that we will utilize to explain why the workplace as a school is the best option for human beings. Regardless of the type of occupation, or the industry to which any of us belong, considering the workplace as a learning organization is what bees have done since its birth.
We have not forgotten the bees at all. The bees are a clear example of a learning organization. Each and all the different phases in which each little bee is enabled to pass by is a consequence of living the predecessor stage. The bees live from inside out. They do not go out for foraging or patroling or for scouting the next hive location unless they have passed all the initial phases of learning inside the hive. Bees are only able to go out, once they know how the hive functions as a whole.
Let´s bear in mind what are the activities of the bees at the hive, classified by the age of each bee, that made us state that the bees have a pure learning organization.
Our workplace shouldn´t be seen as a place for producing and getting a salary back. Our biggest confusion after finishing university, is that once we arrive at the workplace (no matter the type of work we do); we are seen as producers or employees for the producers of goods and services. And this short-termism view of our role on the planet makes us extremely inattentive of our mission on earth. Like the bees, we shouldn’t forget that our 80 to 100 years of life are for learning to become what God has envisioned for our life. Whatever your profession, career, company, or type of occupation; it is our responsibility to protect, promote and heal the environment in which we live. As it has been commanded by the book of Genesis. And it is also our duty to live loving ourselves as much as others. So, our workplaces should be the places to learn how to do in practice what God has established in the Bible as our mission on planet earth. The workplace as a learning organization has to pivot around that mission. What we learn in school (K12 and universities) also has to be related to that mission, in whatever discipline we are studying. And once we get a job, the workplace has to be seen as an expansive setting of continuum education for accomplishing our role on the planet.
I will stop here, by sharing the slides that I have prepared for today. Tomorrow afternoon, I will come back for the explanation of them, and we will land into the crucial aspects of why is it so important to begin to see the workplace as a learning organization. Hereafter I will share the strategic music section as usual.
We kindly suggest that you download the slides, print them, and ask yourself questions about what each of them signifies. In that sense, you will be prepared for tomorrow´s publication. Click below to download the document in PDF.
Thank you for reading to me, blessings, and see you tomorrow.
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Disclaimer: Illustrations in Watercolor are painted by Eleonora Escalante. Other types of illustrations or videos (which are not mine) are used for educational purposes ONLY. Nevertheless, most of the pictures, images, or videos shown on this blog are not mine. I do not own any of the lovely photos or images posted unless otherwise stated.
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