Zero to sixty in 5 seconds!
Imagine you are Wile E. Coyote. Lying slouching on a rock. You are hungry.
Then, dinner comes past, a road runner. You fire up and charge down the road after her.
And… well, we all know Wile goes hungry. However, the cartoons are a delightful illustration of the differences between single, double and triple-loop learning
Consider what a single loop approach might be
- Single-loop learning involves changing behavior or something physical to achieve our goal more efficiently.
- Wile goes from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. The road runner outsmarts, out runs him and/or he slams into something along the way.
What might a double loop approach to it be?
- Double-loop includes changing strategy or the rules, goals, or structures of the system to become more effective.
- Wile straps on a rocket, puts up a sail powered by a fan, buys an ACME rubber band and many other ‘do it differently instead of running‘ change-the-system ideas.
- He reframes the problem instead of relying on his own speed and legs.
What might a triple loop approach to it be?
- Triple-loop encompasses altering the quality of our ongoing awareness, our inner state of mind & being out of which we source our thoughts and actions.
- Wile stops trying to win the speed race. He reconceptualizes the problem and instead of catching the Road Runner brings her to him with bird seed.
Watch the video below/right here> for examples 🙂