"A system can only see
what it can see,
it cannot see
what it cannot see;
it also cannot see
that it cannot see
what it cannot see."
(Niklas Luhmann, Systems Theorist)
Learning tools instead of knowledge management
Digitalization is fundamentally changing all aspects of our lives. Innovation rates are accelerating and inventions and contexts are becoming increasingly complex. The formal training qualifications that employees previously acquired are no longer sufficient to equip them for their entire career in such a dynamic environment. Functional professional knowledge becomes obsolete within a few years, and we have to adjust to the reality that new learning and retraining have become the norm. Therefore, lifelong learning and teaching in a professional context rightly receive more attention than ever before.
These types of learning are closely interwoven with the topics of self-organization and self-learning organization and the resulting disciplines, such as knowledge management. Unlike knowledge management, which is about sharing knowledge, we aim to establish tools for learning, in order to create an environment that enables collaborative learning and innovation. This is the only way to quickly and flexibly find answers to questions that we do not know today. The goal is an agile and self-learning organization that is able to continuously adapt to changing market requirements.