Excuse my language!
I have beening working on some materials for a forthcoming team building exercise, it just jumps out at me that "sex" and "foreplay" are a really good metaphor to describe the relationship of "doing" vs. "learning" that so many people and organizations or even the entire human race are struggling with. Here is the diagram that I am planning to use:
As human beings, we all know how to "do" stuff such as having sex. But that's not the same as we knew how to do it well in order to maximize the benefits of such "doing" for ourselves and our partners. That requires "learning". "Doing" and "Learning" differ significantly in terms of speeds and methods. Therefore, careful consideration and design of our individual, family, team, organizational and social structures and functions are essential for having more and better sex!
The problem is that there are many speed bumps to "foreplay" and therefore indirectly impair the quality of our sex. Look at the triple-loops of learning. Where did they take place traditionally? Trade-schools, universities and churches. These institutions are struggling if not down right dysfunctional these days under the double weights of technology and globalization. We as a species have failed to make time and room for foreplay and are busting ourselves from exhaustions of cheap sex - producing garbage and polluting our habitat in the name of "progress" and "democracy"!
What can we do about it? What are YOU doing about it? Look forward to hearing from you.