This article explains how to rapidly accelerate expertise and behavior change using a powerful methodology of simulating rapidized failure cycles in a compressed time frame.
Back in October 2014, I had a pleasure of an intellectual conversation with Dr. Lia DiBello, a well-known cognitive scientist, now President and CEO of WTRI, a San Diago based firm specializing in developing and delivering products/services based on leading-edge cognitive science research on decision making, cognitive agility and enhanced performance in business. Dr. Lia DiBellow shared a powerful technique of simulating ‘rapidized failure cycles’ in a compressed time frame for rapidly accelerating expertise and driving behavioral changes in a team.
In addition to her numerous well-respected publications and research work, most recently she co-authored the direction defining book “Accelerated Expertise: Training for High Proficiency in Complex World” with renowned expertise gurus Dr. Robert Hoffman, Dr. Steven Fiore, Dr. Dee Andrews, Dr. Paul Ward, and Dr. Peter Feltovich. To know more about Dr. Di Bello’s work you may visit www.wtri.com.
Immersive Strategic Rehearsals
Dr. DiBello shared her experiences and approach to how she helps organizations to accelerate learning and accelerate expertise in real-world settings using a highly intense and very well-crafted technique of ‘simulating rapidized failure cycles’, which she terms ‘immersive strategic rehearsals’. The approach, deeply grounded in her research on cognitive learning, basically exposes participants to the simulated version of their company’s “future” in a highly compressed time frame. Within a few days, they must reach a set of “non-negotiable” goals shown by various modeling to be possible if the organization operates at its maximum potential. Her breakthrough approach is helping organizations acquire several years of worth of understanding down to just a couple of days in a highly accelerated way. This is accomplished through multiple “failure cycles” as the team struggles to meet its goals. A true anchor for ‘accelerating expertise’ in the complex business world, Dr. DiBello talked about this revolutionary well-researched, and well-experimented model of accelerating expertise: