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The Johari Window and The Laboratory Learning Model

1. Describe the difference between the Johari Window model and the Laboratory Learning model.
2. What other alternative models are available?
3. What recommendations would be a good suggestion?

Meaning of Laboratory Learning Model: Simulated situations allowing for evaluation and reactions to others. Uses a group as a laboratory for experimenting, learning, and discovering, cause-and-effect relations in interpersonal communication.

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Please see response attached (also presented below), and supporting document on the Johari Window Model. I hope this helps and take care.

RESPONSE:

1. Describe the difference between the Johari Window model and the Laboratory Learning model.

Using your definition of Learning Model, the two models are similar in that they both use a group as a laboratory. However, whereas the Learning Model is experimenting, learning, and discovering cause-and-effect relations in interpersonal communication, the Johari Window is theory driven. It seems to go beyond a simply learning model.

The Johari Model is theory driven meaning it already has preset assumptions about what causes the problems. This contrasts with the learning model, which is about discovering cause-and-effect relationships. The Johari Model, however, already presumes to know the cause, but sets out to analyze the job situation for these specific patterns of interpersonal behavior in the groups; ones that might either impede or promote learning and better job performance. It seems to be a good tool for analyzing the present work environment to determine the nature of potential interpersonal problems and potential solutions to the problems. It seems like a promising and useful model (see attachment on Johari Windows for more detail). However, it is a subjective measure as the employees need to rate themselves and it is useful to the extent that the model is first taught to them and then applied. This contrasts with the learning model, which is objective and experimental. We discuss this further in the recommendations below.

e.g. JOHARI WINDOW Model -APPLIED TO INTERGROUP RELATIONS

Quadrant I refer to behavior and motivation known to the group, ...

Solution Summary

In relation to creating higher job performance, this solution describes the differences between the Johari Window model and the Laboratory Learning model, and also suggests other alternative models that are available. Recommendations are then explored. Supplemented with a diagram of the Johari Window to aid understanding.

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