Measuring Organizational Learning LO19916

Cowan, Keith (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 01:58:24 -0800

Replying to LO19908 --

AM de Lange ( gave a great post on cyclic learning
with many examples:

>...Senge writes that they are difficult to express in words. Now how on
>earth will we measure them when we find it difficult to even speak of
>them? ...

I think you have hit on the essence of what constrains LO in practice!

>....By stopping dead in their tracks, it gave
>mathematicians time to take stock of what they had been doing. Soon
>afterwards a great surge in mathematical creativity followed, one of which
>its ramifications is felt up to the present. ...

So how do you suggest we get these LO practitioners to stop dead?

>...Why do we have this desire to measure important things?

Because our quality guru claimed that what gets measured gets fixed.
Thanks for a thought-provoking post!

Keith Cowan (CIS:72212,51)


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