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Learning Organizations

Learning Organizations

Author: John Renesch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1563273403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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What is a learning organization? What are the advantages of creating one? Why should a company want to become a learning organization? Where does one start? Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace contains essays by thirty-nine of the most respected practitioners and scholars of this topic. This definitive collection of essays is rich in concept and theory as well as application and example. Lead authors include Harvard's Rosabeth Moss Kanter, London Business School's Professor Emeritus Charles Handy, and MlT's Fred Kofman and Peter Senge. The thirty-two essays in this comprehensive collection are presented in four main parts: 1. Guiding Ideas 2. Theories/Methods/Processes 3. Infrastructure 4. Arenas of Practice

Learning Organizations

Learning Organizations

Author: Malva Daniel Reid

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839824326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Learning Organizations delves into why learning is an essential business operation; how modern learning is different from industrial-era training; how to discover learning sources and opportunities; how to design a learning environment and learning strategies that optimize the potential of every employee.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

Author: Anders Örtenblad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192568441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

16 Steps to Becoming a Learning Organization

16 Steps to Becoming a Learning Organization

Author: Michael Marquardt

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562862014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Where do you begin to move your organization toward status as a true learning organization? This Infoline represents a good starting point by providing 16 concrete steps you can take toward this goal. Included in the issue are three case studies to speed your learning including learning programs at Rover, McKinsey & Co., and Federal. An extensive sidebar details the five key components of a learning organization: learning, organization, people, knowledge, and technology.

Beyond The Learning Organization

Beyond The Learning Organization

Author: Jerry W Gilley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786722792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Beyond the Learning Organization will help executives, managers, and human resource professionals put the concepts of the "developmental organization" into practice. Experts in the field of human resource and organizational development, Jerry W. Gilley and Ann Maycunich examine how the latest advances in HR principles and practices (including recruiting, training, planning, career development, performance management, job design, and compensation and benefits) can be integrated to drive corporate renewal and growth. Ultimately, they outline a process for creating an organizational environment that is able to address a wide variety of competitive and strategic challenges, adapt to internal and external changes, and recognize and reward employees at all levels for contributing to corporate goals.

Building the Learning Organization

Building the Learning Organization

Author: Michael J. Marquardt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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This essential best-practices toolkit with lessons from world-class leaders-FedEx, Nokia, Alcoa, Whirlpool, Microsoft, and others-tells how to successfully transform an organization into one that not only continually learns from its experiences but quickly translates that knowledge into improved performance. Rich with hands-on tools and dozens of new examples and case studies, this highly anticipated updated edition of the award-winning Building the Learning Organization puts the power of the author's Systems Learning Organization model into the hands of any manager who wants to participate in building, maintaining, and sustaining the next generation of learning organizations.

Building an Innovative Learning Organization

Building an Innovative Learning Organization

Author: Russell Sarder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119157472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Institute a culture of learning to boost organizational performance and agility What makes organizations successful? Today, most successful companies are learning organizations. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to join their ranks and bring your organization up to the head of the class. This book is a practical, actionable guide on how to boost performance, successfully manage change, and innovate more quickly. Learning organizations are composed of engaged, motivated employees who continually seek improvement, which leads to organizational agility and the ability to innovate ahead of the curve. When you encourage learning at every level, from the intern to the C suite, you gain a more highly skilled workforce with a greater ability to act in any situation. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to create this culture in your organization, with detailed explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions so you can get started right away. Written by a recognized thought leader in the training industry, this informative and insightful guide is your roadmap to a more effective organization. You will discover how to: Attract, retain, and motivate the best employees Become a more innovative and agile organization Create a culture of continuous self-improvement Encourage learning at all levels and translate it into action Learning and education doesn't end at graduation—it's a lifelong process that keeps you relevant, informed, and better able to achieve your goals. These same benefits apply at the organizational level, making the culture self-sustaining: learning organizations attract top workers, who drive the organization forward, which attracts more top workers. If you want the best people, you have to be their best option. Building an Innovative Learning Organization gives you a blueprint for building a culture of learning, for a stronger, more robust organization.

Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Author: Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317053262

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 953

A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.

Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organization

Author: Dr Mark Baldwin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409490609

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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A critical characteristic of human service organizations is their capacity to learn from experience and to adapt continuously to changing external conditions such as downward pressure on resources, constant reconfiguration of the welfare state and rapidly changing patterns of social need. This invaluable, groundbreaking volume discusses in detail the concept of the learning organization, in particular its relevance to social work and social services. Contributors join together from across Europe, North America and Australia to explore the development of the learning organization within social work contexts and its use as a strategic tool for meeting problems of continuous learning, supervision and change. The volume addresses a range of important topics, from strategies for embedding learning and critical reflection in the social work learning organization, to the implications of the learning organization for the new community-based health and social care agenda.

The International Monetary Fund and the Learning Organization

The International Monetary Fund and the Learning Organization

Author: Moisés J. Schwartz

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781475546675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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The benefits of independent evaluation in international financial institutions have long been recognized. However, independent evaluation in these organizations is of increased relevance during uncertain times that call for more credible and legitimate institutions. While evaluation has long played a function in the IMF, and its role has expanded substantially with the creation of the IEO, independent evaluation has yet to take on a role within the IMF that fully reflects its potential contribution. A strong global economy requires a strong IMF, and a strong IMF requires a strong independent evaluation culture and practice. The establishment of the IEO was only the start of a process that still needs to be fostered and cultivated. Successful independent evaluation is important for the IMF to be perceived as legitimate and credible—and to achieve it, the independent evaluation function needs to be further integrated in the learning process and culture of the Fund. Independent evaluation has played a significant role in contributing to the improvement of the IMF, but the pending challenge is for the IMF and the IEO to create a shared culture that fully embraces the purpose and mission of the IEO, and the learning opportunities offered by independent evaluation. The IMF’s organizational culture has a profound role to play in prompting actions to make learning from independent evaluation a more vibrant element of the Fund’s activities. This book calls on IMF management to take a more active role in instilling the positive value of independent evaluation across the organization and thus enabling independent evaluation to bring the IMF closer to what the literature defines as the ideal of a “learning organization.”

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466660472

Category: Education

Page: 1217

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Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.

Strategy Safari

Strategy Safari

Author: Henry Mintzberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743270576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

View: 744

Based on comprehensive research into strategic planning literature and its military antecedents, the successor to The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning offers a penetrating analysis of the ten dominant schools of strategic thought. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.