Learning Organisations

by Sharon Varney

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Other topics

Other related topics include:

Change

Leadership

Learning

Dialogue

There are also a number of topics in this resource which introduce practical tools that may help you develop a learning organisation:

Action Learning

Coaching

Empowerment

Facilitation

Feedback

Listening Skills

Mentoring

Questioning Skills

Rapport

Team Building

Books

If you want to really get to grips with the thinking underpinning learning organisations, there are two key books to read:

The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organisation

Peter Senge, founder and director of the Society for Organisational Learning (SoL) and senior lecturer at MIT, published by Transworld, 1990, revised 2006, 432 pages

The learning company: a strategy for sustainable development

Mike Pedlar, John Burgoyne and Tom Boydell, published by McGraw-Hill International, 1996, 243 pages

Articles

Aimed at leaders, Peter Senge’s article considers the leader’s role in building learning organisations:

Senge, P (1990), ‘The Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organisations’, Sloan Management Review, No. 7, Autumn 1990, pp7-22

If you want to read more from a key critic of learning organisations, this academic article from Ralph Stacey makes interesting (although challenging) reading:

Stacey, R (2003), ‘Learning as an activity of interdependent people’, The Learning Organisation, Volume 10, Number 6, pp323-331

Websites

www.solonline.org

The Society for Organisational Learning was founded by Peter Senge in 1997 to continue the work of MIT’s Center for Organisational Learning

www.solonline.org/

The Society for Organizational Learning is a society that asks; ‘How can organisations learn to create more value?’

Author

You can also contact the author directly: Sharon Varney