Favorite references on LOs? LO29679

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 12/09/02

Replying to LO29673 --

Dear Organlearners,

Anne Acosta <acostarks@prodigy.net.mx> writes:

>Could the members of this community nominate their favorite
>references -- books, articles or websites -- that could serve
>as an introduction to learning organizations? In my life as a
>doctoral student, I've done a good deal of reading on org
>learning and learning orgs, but have yet to come across anything
>that I would highly recommend to my boss and colleagues at
>work who would benefit from a good primer on the subject.

Greetings dear Anne,

What a request!

I have recently helped an org to make a transformation into a "tacit LO".
How successful that will be, only time will tell. I use the term "tacit
LO" because i did not have the guts to tell its management team and its
members to study this and that information sources. People here in South
Africa have become disgusted with claims leading to nothing. What they did
desire, was to transform the activities of the organisation into
meaningful and rewarding ways. Without this desire i would not have been
able to accomplish anything.

I am sorry that i cannot comply to your request. I am now suspecting
strongly that information cannot do the trick when any transformation
involves an emergence.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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