How might the process of AAA and reporting, applied to partnerships, alliances, or other collaborative efforts, potentially yield a new system view?
With every effort or action of an individual, a lesson may be learned. For organizations with large groups of individuals, many lessons can be learned as a result every endeavor. Even so, many organizations fail to allow the time or allocate enough resources to critique or analyze things that worked, as well as things that did not. Only if this step is part of the systems approach to organizational learning can key insights be used as leverage to avoid repeating past mistakes.
After action analysis (AAA) and reporting was developed in the military in the 50s and 60s, and has long since been used in many industries to learn from previous decisions made and actions taken. The business world has come to realize the usefulness of AAA to improve their processes and thus, create a competitive advantage.
By Day 3 of Week 6
Post a response to the following Discussion questions/prompts in the Discussion 1 – Week 6 thread accordingly, based on this week’s readings and your own academic research:
1. How might the process of AAA and reporting, applied to partnerships, alliances, or other collaborative efforts, potentially yield a new system view?
2. Could this new system view include innovation as well as negative outcomes? Explain.
3. How could AAA best be used to advance partnering concepts?