learning organization philosophy LO24560

From: Richard Karash (Richard@karash.com)
Date: 05/05/00

Replying to LO24552 --

>I am currently working in a college. How do I apply this philosophy
>in this organisation?

Respect others. Be honest. Consider the overall good. Speak up when it
matters. Reflect on your own thinking and why it is the way it is. Don't
try to control other people; respect their freedom to choose. Nothing else
will create real commitment.

The most important benefits of the learning organization cannot be
realized by the practices, no matter how perfect, of any one individual.
On the otherhand, everything begins and ends with individuals, so
individual action matters.

And, remember that it cannot be imposed from the top down.

>What are the benefits for adopting this philosophy?

Better results for the organization.
Better sense of personal reward and satisfaction for the individuals.

>What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of this statement-
>All organisations must surely benefit from adoption of a learning
>organisation philosophy?

Well, there is a time for everything; for a specific company, this might
not be the right time to try to initiate a move towards a learning

A learning organization is a state of being, and includes some skills that
must be developed. You can't snap your fingers and suddenly be a learning
organization. Instead there's a process, and it takes time. For a
specific company, this might not be the time to start the process.


Best Regards,

   -=- Rick Karash


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