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In an open letter to business leaders published by McKinsey, Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmonson and Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative VP of Learning Science Bror Saxberg make the case for “why a new emphasis on lifelong learning is going to become increasingly central to [executives’’] jobs” in order for them to maximize “the value and impact of [their] organization.” Edmonson and Saxberg empathetically stress their view that business leaders must make learning a corporate priority as the business landscape navigates disruption from increased automation.For this to happen, “learning must be built into every aspect of the organization.” Learning will happen in the field, supported by well-designed learning processes and adoption of the right tools. Leaders also need to create “a psychologically safe environment in which people feel comfortable taking the risks that come with experimentation and practice; giving and receiving candid feedback, asking questions, and acknowledging failures.” Saxberg and Edmonson are clear to point out that too often “when we talk about learning, the emphasis is often on “hard” skills, such as coding, analytics, and data science. While these skills will be critical, they are only part of the story. The dynamics [they] described at the outset, in which information-rich tools become ubiquitous and people are a differentiator, paradoxically, increase the importance of such “soft” attributes as collaboration, empathy, and meaning making.”
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