"Learning by doing provides a "uniquely different dimension to business education.
It provides the chance to define and scope problems, test ideas in practice, recognise the constraints placed by organisational realities, think innovatively, and recognise the need to reconcile multi-disciplinary and sometimes conflicting perspectives."
S.M. Datar, D.A. Garvin and P.G. Cullen in Rethinking the MBA: Business Education Crossroads
learning from, at and through work
Top business schools in the US, for example Harvard, are re-discovering the potent potential of learning from experience. Learning from, at and through work is set to come out of the academic shadows.
The methods we use at The Smart Work Company have been refined from our involvement in Master's level work-based learning with senior executives, both nationally and internationally.
creativity, reflection and critical thinking
Creativity involves challenge and seeing things differently. Critical thinking is about asking questions, making judgements, assessing risks and evaluating options. Critical reflection is about stepping back and considering dynamics, connections, how something was experienced and what was learned.
we can help you
Creativity, reflection and critical thinking are skills and capabilities. The Smart Work Company has been helping people to develop these skills and capabilities for the best part of 10 years:
helping senior executives to assess operating contexts that are complex, unpredictable and contradictory
showing them how to critically evaluate the usefulness and limitations of core knowledge, principles and models within their own unique practical contexts
creating the opportunity for them to try out tools, methods and approaches.
These are exactly the skills and capabilities that are vital if businesses are to remain viable in the face of fast-moving, highly connected and complex operating conditions.
Join the open-learn community for an introduction to critical thinking, creative thinking and reflective practice. Experience it for yourself.
You will also be introduced to our approach to learning - and when you feel ready, sign up for our we-learn experience.