I've been a lurker on this list for a few months, but have never posted
anything. I have a few questions I thought perhaps you could help me
1. I want to do an OL topic for my master's thesis in education, but it
needs to be something value added for my employer (I am a Norwegian expat
working in the T&D department of a large middle eastern oil company and
need to spend some work time on the thesis). Does anybody have
suggestions for a topic?
2. I was thinking of doing an evaluation of OL in our department or in
the company through a survey or by other means. Any suggestions/comments?
If I was to develop a survey, what would be the methodology for developing
it? for using it? Also, I have a few examples of such surveys, but would
appreciate to receive information any of you might have on
published/available surveys for OL evaluation.
3. What would you consider synonyms to "Organizational Learning" or
"Learning Organizations"? Approximations will do fine. The reason I am
asking is that I am a orientalist and would like to try to explain these
terms in Arabic. Any suggestions for doing this is of course appreciated.
One way I am working on is to compare the way an organization learns to
the way an individual learns. A literal translation of the term "learning
organization" does not really work. The reply tends to be "you mean
4. Does anybody know of anything published in Arabic about LO/OL?
Any information for any of these question from anyone would be
appreciated. I don't expect anybody to contribute to all of them given
Terje A. Tonsberg
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