Is work like school?
Posted June 13, 2012on:
This is my take on a blogger’s entry titled Is school like work?
I am opting to ask if work is like school.
If work is a factory, then yes, work is like school.
If the staff are knowledge workers, then they have to learn all the time. Like school, there is class-like training. But much more of the learning happens just-in-time, on-the-job, at the water cooler or other social circumstances. It is quite unlike school.
Is school like work? It could be, but it should not because it can be so much more.
Is work like school? It sometimes is, but it cannot afford to be because it has to do so much more.