FiDE#5 - Fourth Loop

In this episode of the FiDE broadcast we talk about learning on various levels. As the shift from best in the world to best for the world opens up new possibilities, learning looks different.

The first loop focuses on the WHATs - to do things right, the second loop aims on the HOWs - to do the right things. The third loop adresses the WHYs - why we do things, and the fourth loop reveals the ROOT - the core assumptions behind how we look at things.

The concept of learning loops in general and the second loop of learning in specific was introduced in 1991 by Chris Argyris in the book Teaching Smart People How To Learn. The concept has then been developed by Robert L. Flood & Norma R. A. Romm (Diversity Management: Triple Loop Learning, 1996) by Pontus Rystedt & Stellan Nordahl (Fourth Loop Innovation, 2018).


The FiDE broadcast - an exploration of life.

FiDE is the abbreviation for the Foundation for Intentional Decisions. At the same time it means trust in Latin. How would a life, a way of working and a society based on trust look like?

In this series of ten episodes Jens Rinnelt and Stellan Nordahl explore life - what it means, what it implies and how we can look at it, choosing life affirming directions.

If life is what we perceive as life, what then is perception? What informs our perception, or in other words how do we make sense of the world? And can we choose how we look at the world?

In this broadcast we embark on a philosophical and experience-based journey to explore life itself and the fundamental assumptions we hold about it. We look at how we form the worldviews, our perception, that we hold. We explore what happens if we choose to take on a different pair of glasses of how we look at the world.

Adopting a complex, holistic and life-affirming worldview provides us with a practical and applicable ethical model for everyday decision-making on societal, organizational, team and personal level.

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