Unlearning = Resilience
As we are all navigating through the “new normal” and the challenges of today, the speed at which everyone needs to adapt, learn and unlearn has increased exponentially. We are all grieving what was. Yet, even as we grieve our old routine and what was familiar, what we hope is that we all can create a world that is better. We can’t stick our heads in the sand any longer.
Part of letting go of the old — including the things that were holding us back, both individually and as a society — is unlearning what doesn’t serve us, and making room for learning.
Here’s a simple exercise to use at your next team check-in. Giving people the opportunity to reflect on what they have unlearned in the past few months, and what that space has allowed them to learn helps build resilience. Use the unlearning review quarterly to help your team reflect on what they need to let go of in order to grow.
“Unlearning can be uncomfortable and yet it is an act of resilience. Actively choosing to leave behind the familiar and deciding that it no longer makes sense is an act of resilience.”
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Jessie Shternshus is the CEO and Founder of The Improv Effect, a company helping people and companies reach their full potential by escaping conformity and adapting to the ever changing environment. This was written by Jessie Shternshus and Cindy Peterson.