What do people expect from a LO? LO28348

From: Glebe Stcherbina (gstc3416@mail.usyd.edu.au)
Date: 04/30/02

Replying to LO28340 --

Replying to LO28321

Dear AM de Lange,

Thank you for your response. Firstly I would like to thank you for your
previous contributions which I have read with great interest as I have
done with this one. Secondly, I do not believe that the word "arting" is a
verb in the English language. However, given this is our learning
community, I am sure we can create a secondary language as some do in
Learning Organisations.

In respect to your reply, I also believe that certain conditions exist
before an OO can transform itself into an LO. One of these conditions
relate to the universal acceptance from all managers, staff and other key
stakeholders that they have the capacity and genuine desire to push for an
active learning agenda where knowledge loops back to the organization
rather than leaks out and benefits no one, especially the stockholder or

I personally do feel that the term LO is a fad but an OO which has a
"destructive creativity" agenda may fade.

Kindest regards,
Glebe Stcherbina
Sydney, Australia

AM de Lange wrote:

> >Personally, I do not believe the term LO has outlived
> >its usefulness. specially, in those organizations which
> >maybe entering the mature part of their life cycle.
> >However for some organization in decline, it may.
> >What do others think?
> >
> >Thank you and may the force be with you.
> Greetings dear Glebe,
> May the force be with you too!
> I think that there is such a phenomenon among some (not all!)
> organisations which Peter Senge articulated as the "learning organisation
> having five disciplines" or Arie de Geus as the "living company". Perhaps
> someone will some day find a way to articulate it better. For example,
> since learning and living are arts, what about the "arting organisation"?
> [Please, the artists among you fellow learners, even the word artists,
> tell me why the word art (a noun) cannot also be a verb.]


Glebe Stcherbina <gstc3416@mail.usyd.edu.au>

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