Learning Manifesto

The Purpose of OpenAgile:

OpenAgile aims to build capacity in individuals and organizations to contribute to the betterment of society.

What motivates us to do this is our fundamental conviction that humanity is one living system and that the interests, development and prosperity of individuals, groups and organizations must become organically aligned with the advancement of society and the prosperity of humanity as a whole.

Learning:

Learning is the key that unlocks human capacity. Learning can help us improve our products and services, our processes and tools and our interactions with the people around us. The learning we want is:

Systematic vs. Ad Hoc

Deep vs. Shallow

Continuous vs. Sporadic

Applied vs. Theoretical

Shared vs. Hoarded

And in order to do learning with these qualities, we recognize that Truthfulness is the foundation and required for progress and success.



Please feel free to add a comment below in support of this Learning Manifesto...

Learning Manifesto

I think Trust needs to be part of the foundation. Truthfulness is critical, but unless you have an underlying Trust amongst all participants, you may not be successful.

Re: Learning Manifesto

Hi Maureen,

You are absolutely right that Trust is critical! Trust comes from people being Truthful to each other...

Being Truthful takes courage and/or a safe environment. Which takes Trust :-)

I think it would be great to add Trust to the foundations... how does this sound:

"And in order to do learning with these qualities, we recognize that Truthfulness is the foundation and required for progress and success. Truthfulness helps us build Trust, Courage and a safe environment."

It may not be exactly what you were thinking of, so please feel free to offer an alternative!

Maureen's comment is

Maureen's comment is sound.

The subsequent suggestion then, is a reasonable amendment to the manifesto.

(Pasted here for convenient reference:)

"And in order to do learning with these qualities, we recognize that Truthfulness is the foundation and required for progress and success. Truthfulness helps us build Trust, Courage and a safe environment."