what is a learning organisation LO29149

From: Jan Lelie (janlelie@wxs.nl)
Date: 09/09/02

Replying to LO29119 --

Hello Simon,

To quote a marketeer: "a learning organisation is anything the client says
it is". In my opinion LO is a - useful - label for all kind of knowledge
on how to work together. If you are looking for an overview: consult
"Learning Organisations" compiled by Sarita Chawla and John Renesch.
"Organistional Learning" is best treated by Chris Argyris.

The question of delivering the promise of this organisation, a New
Jerusalem, a new world, a new society, a new land full of milk and honey
is interesting: it would seem to belong to the set of stories that are at
the root of our Western Culture. Renewal, rebirth, deliverance is an
important archetype - see "Four Archetypes" by Carl Jung - and promissing
this an neat way to get a lot of attention. My guess would be that IS/IT
promisses more than IT IS and IT will provide us with things that IT
didn't promISe. Life, you have to love it or leave it, it is full of

Good luck,

Jan Lelie


>one of my first assignments is "what is a learning organisation" And can
>information systems/information technology help to deliver the promise of
>this organisation ? and how?


Jan Lelie <janlelie@wxs.nl>

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