Action Learning

Action Learning

Helping furniture company address overtime

Furniture giant Wayfair is committed not only to providing customers with a wide variety of quality products, but reevaluating and improving their own processes as well. That’s why they initially tasked a team of MIT Sloan Action Learning Operations Lab (Ops-Lab) students with streamlining their Wayfair Delivery Network, which moves large products between suppliers and customers by truck.

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Bringing theory to life

Simply put, Action Learning is learning by doing. Following MIT’s “mens et manus,” or mind and hand philosophy, student teams apply classroom learning to real management opportunities and challenges to become principled, innovative leaders. Through this project work with host organizations, students learn how to work in teams, define and address problems, and reflect on their learning experiences. Though the content of each Action Learning lab or course is unique, these central themes remain the same. 

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