Action Learning

Action learning is a process used by organizations for real world problem solving. In this method, a group of individuals with diverse background are assigned with a problem. The groups analyses, understands, questions, reflects and comes up with a solution for the problem. This also helps in creation of brand new approaches to problem solving and team building.

Some forms of action learning have a coach who helps the team in learning and management.

Professor Reginald Revans was the architect of action learning. While working as a psychiatrist for the Coal Board of UK, he inspired managers to meet in small groups and discuss their experiences, this resulted in 30% increase of productivity.

He Formulated his idea as:

L=P+Q (where L is learning, P is programming, Q is questioning)

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