The Journey of Unlearning and Relearning: The Key to Successful Business Growth


As Business owners or executives, we understand that growth is crucial for the success of our organisations. However, it’s not just about adding new products or expanding into new markets. It also requires a willingness to let go of old constructs and form new ones.

This process of destruction and creation can take many forms. For example, we might need to redefine the meaning of time or change our thinking patterns and priorities. It can be challenging to let go of old constructs, as they are often tied to our identity.

Nature demands that we destroy what we have to form new understandings. And just like nature, our organisations need to adapt and evolve to stay relevant and competitive. If we want our companies to grow, we must be willing to change our thinking and unlearn old habits.

For instance, as we seek to scale our business, we may need to unlearn the idea of doing everything in-house and learn to embrace outsourcing. Likewise, we may need to let go of the notion of always saving capital and instead learn to invest in new talent and specialised consultants to drive business improvement and growth.

On the growth path, there will be constant unlearning and relearning, and this process can be challenging as it often requires changing who we are. But this journey is essential if we want our organisations to thrive in today’s ever-changing business landscape.

In summary, we acknowledge that growth requires a willingness to let go of old constructs and form new ones. As business owners or executives, we must be willing to unlearn old habits and embrace new ideas to drive our organisations forward. Although this process can be difficult, we know that it is necessary for our companies’ success and achieving our goals.