strategic learning sets
Our signature Strategic Learning Sets are fuelled by the belief that “If it matters, it should be understood”. Whatever is most important to you at this time – whether it is purpose, culture, values, innovation, strategy or any key differentiator unique to your brand – taking the time to get to know it on a deeper level, and unpacking your thinking around it provides a firm foundation on which to base.
Strategic Learning Sets from Philosophy at Work produce much more than understanding and insight. They bring together the best bits of a book club and the agility of an ideation sprint to produce experiences that unite diverse colleagues, inspire novel ideas and ground strategic aims.
How Strategic Learning Sets Work
Each set consists of three or more bespoke group sessions led by one of our philosophers, in which we discus a hand-picked book that explores a concept that is of critical importance to you and your group. While the book provides the evidence-base for understanding your central concept, our philosophical approach to facilitation helps your group digest and go beyond the text, making novel connections between the chosen book and group’s work. The result is group unity and shared understanding around a big idea that provides a firm foundation on which the group can build related work.
To help our client, Deloitte UK, clarify their thinking about mindset, we ran a Strategic Learning set with a multidisciplinary group of leaders. For this Strategic Learning Set, we read Mindset by Carol Dweck. That text provided an evidence base and topical authority, the group brought their own professional experience and strategic aims, and our philosophical approach to group facilitation helped challenge and unpack the group’s thinking. The result was a depth of insight and co-created understanding that helped lay a robust foundation for the group’s innovation work.
“Our outputs from the Strategic Learning Set were invaluable in informing narratives, strategy and designing experiments for innovation engagement and mindset. I believe the value of the set for us was not only the outputs and insights it produced but importantly the process of bringing people together who have a shared purpose to solve a real-life business challenge and the experience and connection it leaves the group with.”
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