We continue the exploration of Learning Ecologies by exploring how individuals learn and develop from their own as well as others’ experiences at work. We are joined today by Chris Myers, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and School of Medicine. As you listen to the presentation, consider the following questions:
- How might you create designated spaces for learning from other’s experiences?
- What practices are in place or could be in place to give license and endorse vicarious learning?
- Where could you plant starter seeds for this to become integrated into everyday practices?
Chris Myers’ research has focused primarily on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive work environments. Chris will share how individuals learn through interpersonal interactions, shared understanding and meaning making of others’ experiences at work —what he calls Vicarious learning –which has long been recognized as a driver of individual, team, and organizational success. As you listen to Chris, think about what opportunities and practices support vicarious learning in your organization.