What is the learning organisation?
The Learning Organisation can cause one major error: the Learning organisation becomes an end its own right, confusing an emergent property with a manageable cause.
Organisational learning is about how
- organisations select and encode routines
- organisation expands its repertoire of actions, and they focus on how knowledge is acquired and distributed
- shared interpretations of reality can inhibit perceiving a need for change
When its members learn an organisation’s capability may be enhanced.
Thinking about the concept
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Relations of Learning organisation within Organisational futuring (and Corporate futuring)
There exists a close vertical relationship within Organisational futuring:
On the Other focus level, a close relationship exists with:
Corporate futuring and Organisational futuring intertwine, on the Other focus level, through:
In concrete terms, this means:
- The trio - 'Collaboration', 'Learning organisation' and 'Requisite organisation' - is inextricably linked.
- Your Learning organisation' contributes substantially to 'Process management', 'HR management' and 'Talent management'.
- Furthermore, 'Learning organisation' is part of the Other focus level where 'Organisational-' and 'Corporate futuring' meet.
Questions we can ask ourselves when contemplating our Learning organisation
- Support our 'Learning organisation', our 'Proces management', our 'Talent management' and our 'HR management'?
- Is our 'Learning organisation' based on 'Collaboration'?
- Is our 'Learning organisation' robust enough to generate a vialble 'Requisite organisation'?
- Is our 'Learning organisation' keen enough to support 'Ethical decision making' and 'Performance'?
- Is our Learning organisation a collider or a mediator between our 'Talent development' and our 'Process management'?