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HBS Review: The Darker Side

HBS Review: The Darker Side of Organizational Learning
There are two kinds of anxiety associated with learning: "learning anxiety" and "survival anxiety." Learning anxiety comes from being afraid to try something new for fear that it will be too difficult, that we will look stupid in the attempt, or that we will have to part from old habits that have worked for us in the past...And given the intensity of those fears, none of us would ever try something new unless we experienced the second form of anxiety, survival anxiety

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