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8 July 2022

Triple Loop Learning: Moving Beyond the Pale of the Institutional Limits

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Original post can be found here: https://benzweibelson.medium.com/triple-loop-learning-moving-beyond-the-pale-of-the-institutional-limits-46d5541a3aa8

This is the third section out of a recent writing project that will appear in Medium in three parts. The already published first and second parts explain ‘single-loop thinking’ as well as ‘double-loop thinking’ which are non-reflective, and largely indicative of what most modern military decision-making has operators do. These treatments are working drafts from an upcoming design and planning monograph to be published by a military university press in early 2023 (the final product will be likely different from these rough cuts). Readers interested in this second section on ‘triple-loop learning’ really need to read the first two or this will be difficult to make sense of. Additionally- this book project uses the metaphor of ‘beyond the pale’ extensively; hence the title of this section. You can find those first sections linked here:

https://benzweibelson.medium.com/single-loop-thinking-non-reflective-military-cycles-of-ends-and-means-c7643fe51290

https://benzweibelson.medium.com/escaping-single-loop-thinking-to-get-stuck-in-the-double-loop-of-non-reflection-in-military-1e67d07fe99b

 

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