Equality doesn’t always lead to Learning

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Change, Learning

Recently, I was in a common discussion about does the person making meals, do the dishes.  In many families, the person who makes the meals does not do the dishes in the name of fairness and equality.  Whereas I can understand the sentiment behind this idea, I tend to disagree with this idea as I think it does not lead to learning.

My belief is that when one has to deal with the consequences of their actions it leads to learning as it our actions lead to consequences we do not desire, we will change our actions to achieve different results (consequences).  So in the cooking/dishes example, if our method of cooking leads to burnt food on pans or the dirtying of many dishes etc. and we are the person who needs to clean up the dishes, we may begin to change our cooking habits to make the cleaning process easier.

In organisational change process, the more we can see, feel, and experience the consequences of the decisions we make, the more likely we are to consider changing them.


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