Case Study

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Coaching Ourselves - the best way to lear by Edgar Schein

Discussion Questions:

  1. This case study suggests that we need to learn how to learn. Do you agree with this proposition or do we learn naturally?
  2. If we do in fact need to learn how to learn what must an organization do to prepare learners to be effective peer coaches?
  3. Looking at what Schein has suggested, where could you implement a T group or peer coaching program (one-on-one or as a group) within your organization? What positive gains might you expect to achieve from this initiative?
  4. What stops us from wanting to learn formally from peers either one on one or in a group? If Schein suggests it is an extremely valuable exercise, what assumptions and/or obstacles exist that might prevent us from embracing peer coaching in the workplace or educational setting?