Why does LO stop? LO17984

Jason Smith (jwsmith01@yahoo.com)
Tue, 5 May 1998 04:10:19 -0700 (PDT)

Replying to LO17981 --

There have been a lot of interesting posts in this thread. I'm pretty
sure that bringing about a learning organization is not just a matter of
luck and courage. It seems that there is something that can be done

One of the things Quantum Solutions teaches clients is that designed
changes have to involve the alignment of strategy, structure, culture, and
skills. Moving in the direction of creating a learning organization is a
change that can be managed through realization of this alignment. Failure
seems likely if any of the four factors are not part of the initiative.

If a learning organization initiative is simply and education program
in systems thinking, I doubt it will succeed. If the organization
doesn't make the migration to learning organization principles part of
its strategy, the initiative will fail. If the organization doesn't
look at the elements of its structure in conjunction with that
strategy, the initiative will fail. Alignment these factors seems to
me to be the key.

Jason Smith

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