Opening Quotes & Table of Contents
Ch. 1: Business as Religion, Villain and Savior
Ch. 2: The Bison Way
Ch.3: Purpose First
Ch. 4: Culture is a Matter of Life and Death
Ch. 5: Bison @Work
Ch. 6: The Twin Drivers of Flourishing
Ch. 7: Elements and Emergence
Appendix A: Purpose Activation Resources
Appendix B: Social Learning Journeys
As we've explored, traditional learning journeys, which are approximately 90% content and exercise and 10% interaction and action taking, are not effective. 90% of what is learned is forgotten within 7 days.
What does create the desired learning and behavior outcomes is to flip that script and structure learning experiences that are ~25% content and exercises and ~75% action and interaction. To do this, we utilize two of the most powerful liberating structures:
Anyone can create a social learning journey. All you need is a group of people, a way to create small, diverse groups of 4 peers and a curriculum centered in purpose and values reflection. As we've explored the research suggests that programs with 5 small, diverse group discussions are optimal.
To have maximum impact on retention, productivity, innovation, organizational commitment and information transfer, consider making these social learning journeys the centerpiece of your culture, onboarding, leadership development and employee experience, whereby your people embark on 3 journeys a year, build 3 new sets of skills and develop 9 new diverse relationships. This is especially important for new hires, new leaders and employees from newly acquired companies. So what journeys make the most sense to enroll your teams in?
The first two journeys, C3, and VAP, empower your people to activate their purpose and align it with the organization's mission and values. The next two, TCP and EIA, activate healthy team communication. The last program, PLA, builds the foundation of purpose-driven leadership.
Once this foundation is complete, there are other power skills to develop using this method, such as integrative self-care, conflict resolution, creative intelligence, cultural intelligence, storytelling, boundary setting and persuasion.
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