Now that we have cultivated a shared story of vision and created productive relationships, our expanding organization is ready to explore new, more effective ways to perform work. This is when members become more than just cogs. The function of learning allows the group to find excellence that didn't exist before.
But first, we have to practice our own learning.
Because, you see, the function of learning has two paths. First, it exists – like all functions – throughout the members of the group, without any intervention or guidance. This is how members experiment with new behaviors to improve the organization. We’ll explore this in the next part of this series.