Learning to forget and forgetting to learn

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Publication date: 1 December 2004


Elephants supposedly never forget. On the contrary, many companies unfortunately do, while others find it difficult to learn much in the first place. Such companies clearly need to try harder to develop and manage effective means of organizational learning and forgetting. Doing so can have a positive impact upon competitiveness.



(2004), "Learning to forget and forgetting to learn", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 26-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280410564239

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