Experts vs LaypersonsExperts may be unable to see how laypersons view topics in their domain.
Specialists vs GeneralistsSpecialists may be unable to think like a generalist.
Bureaucrats & RulesBureaucrats may be unable to think outside of a process or set of rules.
Convergent vs Divergent ThinkingPeople who have been educated in a system focused on convergent thinking may find it difficult to apply divergent thinking that once came naturally to them.
Resistance to ChangeTrained incapacity can be used to explain the common tendency for people to resist organizational change. When habit replaces creative and critical thought, a system starts to feel concrete, unchangeable and important. This is only a comfortable illusion as the real world is in a constant drive to change.
|Overview: Trained Incapacity|
|Type||EducationChange ManagementOrganizational Culture|
|Definition||Education, training, experience or habits that lead to an inability to think beyond a set of constraints and assumptions.|
|Related Concepts||Creativity Of ConstraintsThought ProcessesThought Terminating ClicheResistance To ChangeUnlearning|