The ability to maintain intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn from experience
What is it?
A learning orientation is an approach to life in which we believe that all experiences have something to teach us. Successes, failures and everything in between can give us important insight that improves future performance.
Why is it important?
Much of our learning comes from trial and error. We try something, step back, evaluate the outcome, and then make improvements. If we don’t learn from experience, we are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again. Employees who possess this learning orientation are inherently productive, allowing themselves to use error to their advantage and use experiences as a learning tool.