A Transdisciplinary Andragogy For Leadership Development In A Postmodern Context
Source: University of South Africa
The paper looks at the complex nature of the postmodern world in which leaders find themselves and questions the appropriateness of the current discipline-based structure of MBA education in terms of its usefulness to develop effective postmodern leaders. What is called for is an approach to problem solving which is more heuristic and a tolerance for the temporal nature of solutions, flexibility and multiple perspectives and inputs. Transdisciplinarity, which focuses on bringing together these different perspectives, provides a useful platform where developing leaders can engage with the dynamic and complex environment of a postmodern era.