Building the Learning Organization

Building the Learning Organization

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.

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own.

The global learning organization

The global learning organization

As companies prepare to compete globally, the critical importance of organization-wide learning has never been more clear. In a global market, being able to learn faster than the competition may be the only available advantage. This guide will describe how organizations, and individuals within these organizations, can redirect energies to become a learning organization in the global context. Statements by CEOs from GE, Xerox, Honda, and others offer useful experiences with global learning and how to meet the challenges it presents.

Competing Through Knowledge

Building a Learning Organization

Competing Through Knowledge

Beginning with a discussion on the radical changes taking place in the Indian business environment and the need for Indian organizations to develop learning capabilities, this book describes how organizations can (and do) use knowledge and learning as strategic weapons to transform their operating paradigms. Using real life examples from successful organizations, this highly readable book integrates the various approaches to the learning organization and demonstrates the applicability of these concepts in the Indian business context.

Building an Innovative Learning Organization

A Framework to Build a Smarter Workforce, Adapt to Change, and Drive Growth

Building an Innovative Learning Organization

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.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

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.

Learning in Action

A Guide to Putting the Learning Organization to Work

Learning in Action

This work presents a picture of organizational learning. It offers advice to managers who wish to improve their organization's performance by increasing the breadth, depth, and speed of learning. It draws on evidence from fields such as cognitive science, sociology, and psychology.