System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Organisational learning?
In an organisational context, learning may not be said to
occur if someone (acting for the organisation) discovers or invents
a solution to a problem. Learning occurs when the problem
is actually produced. This distinction is important because it implies
that discovering problems and inventing solutions are necessary, but not
sufficient conditions for organisational learning, noting that organisations
exist to act and accomplish their intended consequence. Another reason
this distinction is important is that significantly different designs, heuristics
for action and criteria for success are used when individuals
discover and invent concerning an issue than when they discover
and invent in order to produce and outcome about the
issue. See Argyris and Schön, 1978; Argyris, 1980.
Books Related to
Kees van der Heijden, Ron Bradfield, George Burt, George
Cairns and George Wright, "The Sixth Sense: Accelerating Organisational Learning
—More information on The Sixth Sense: Accelerating
Organisational Learning with Scenarios
Yury Boshyk, "Action Learning Worldwide: Experiences of
Leadership and Organisational Development".
—More information on Action Learning
Worldwide: Experiences of Leadership and Organisational Development
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