Why a learning organization? LO24189

From: Swan, Steve R. SETA CONTR (SwanSR@ftknox5-emh3.army.mil)
Date: 03/17/00

Replying to LO24174 --

Good restart of an older thread. I am still looking into the need for a
learning organization. However, I can say this: While the characteristcs
of a learning organization are benefitial for the organization, one does
not have to be a "learning organization" to have the behaviors mentioned
by Alexis. How can I say that? 1) Until there is a shared vision and
mental model of a learning organization and 2) the disadvantages of "being
a learning organization" can be articulated then what is needed is an
organization that operates as a open system. Frwom there one can assess
the need for a "learning organization."

>One needs a learning organization to continuously seeks answers, both on
>an individual and a collective basis, to the questions Why? and, How?
>For Example:
>- why is production slow?
>- why is the quality manager frustrated?
>- How do we meet our targets?
>- How do we satify our customers?
>Individuals operating in a learning environment feel empowered to seek
>answers to the relevant Way or How question.


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