Mental models are the inner representation about how things work in the outer world.
They affect how you work with information and determine decisions.
Double-loop learning uses feedback to shape decisions, as well as the decision-making rules and their underlying model.
Are you a single-loop learner ? Try paying attention to your decision-making habits. This makes you become aware of which personal beliefs and mental models make you do things. Adjust your beliefs and you will take different decisions. The world will be different as you act and perceive it with a self-improved model of reality. Recursive positive feedback loops amplify your chosen beliefs. You manifest your reality.
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The “DIKW Hierarchy” shows relationships between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.
“Typically information is defined in terms of data, knowledge in terms of information, and wisdom in terms of knowledge”.
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Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment.
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