Learning with a difference

Building adaptive and resilient organisations by changing the way we think about learning


Environments are increasingly complex and change increasingly rapid. Organisational learning can help an organisation effectively respond to change.

Are you a learning organisation?

What is a learning organisation?
In short, a learning organisation is one which responds to changes in its environment, and the risks or opportunities that presents, with an appropriate behavioural response, but done at scale.

What does a learning organisation look like?
A learning organisation is one that embodies continuous improvement at a grass-roots level. It moves beyond content-driven modalities.
It is one that leverages its people and processes effectively, and efficiently, whilst retaining a critical element of flexibility and openness, to allow for lessons to be learned and activities to continually evolve.
It is human-centric and has communication that is open and transparent.
Political realities are recognised but not accepted as a given and values are ingrained rather than simply espoused.
It is a sustainable organisation that is resilient in the face of increasing uncertainty.

What is the benefit?
An organisation that truly learns can become more responsive, sustainable and resilient to ultimately achieve their strategic aims.
It also acts as a checking mechanism to ensure that strategic aims meet social and environmental criteria as well as purely economic ones.

How can we help?
A Human Experience is an independent consulting company that helps support learning organisations throughout the operational and/or project lifecycle, taking a holistic and wide-ranging transformational approach that can help connect an organisation more effectively with its internal and external stakeholders, create better communicative dynamics, and enable change and learning to happen at pace, and at scale.

Enabling organisational inquiry

A learning organisation is open to change and is able to discuss new ways of doing things.

Building good organisational inquiry is the first step to organisational learning.
It is a grassroots exercise that builds from the ground up a basic competence in examining the processes by which you share and communicate information across your organisation.

A Human Experience can help your organisation with its communication and collaboration challenges by closely working with targeted groups to enable inquiry into pressing concerns to break through organisational defenses and undiscussability.

Designing meaningful learning experiences

A learning organisation understands its people’s needs and adjusts approach accordingly.

Learning is an experience based on motivations.
You won’t learn if you are not motivated to do so.

Plugging into that motivation means adopting and end-to-end approach and really understanding the underlying context within which behavioural change is to take place.

Designing great learning experiences that change behaviours and attitudes is a core part of what A Human Experience is about.

Developing a sustainable shared vision and practices

A learning organisation understands itself and is able to adjust the systemic factors that may affect its responsiveness and long-term sustainability.

We can view organisations are living, breathing organisms. Sometimes however its activities become diverted into areas that do not deliver net value, or create a lopsided value framework that does not deliver overall net value.

A Human Experience can assist in sense-making and investigation into your organisational makeup and assist you in your journey towards becoming a true learning organisation.

Get in touch for a no obligation conversation and free consultation on your organisation’s needs.