Research has shown that by incorporating experiential learning into professional development programs, adult learners thrive. To be successful though, the experience has to not only be fun, but be translatable to the business world.
(Editor’s note: This blog originally appear on Medium)
Getting hundreds and thousands of airplanes on and off airport
gates and runways, and orchestrating their movement in the sky,
is no small feat. Hard enough in normal circumstances, this
complex exercise becomes even more difficult due to acts of man
(e.g., terrorism), technology (airline or ATC computer failures),
and nature (bad weather).
At our recent kick-off event for the UC Davis MSBA program, Bryan Kirschner, Google’s API strategy lead, summed up the importance of hands-on learning by saying: “making the shift to be able to learn from doing and experimentation, is a tremendous advantage over the old way of doing things, and that’s something that there is a crying need for . . .”
To truly take full advantage of the benefits of social capital,
it becomes important to diagnosis all of the networks that make
up your network. Knowing who is in your task network, your career
network and your social network is key.