Why a Learning Organization? LO20250

Eugene Taurman (ilx@execpc.com)
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 08:21:24 -0600

Replying to LO20242 --

At 04:19 PM 12/21/98 EST, you wrote:
>The basic question is why learning organisation?

Because companies that have demonstrated an ability to learn from their
experiences good and bad survive and are more competitive.

Some learn better methods and others struggle or die. The rate of
learning is important to survival. Xerox nor IBM did not learn quickly and
transform themselves early and therefore went through a great deal more
pain. Motorola under duress started to change in the late 70's which was
good timing for a US company in Automotive. Not early enough but better
than not adopting a new management method.

You may or may not see these companies a learning organizations but they
were forced to learn and drop some petty internal issues and focus on how
to survive. Will they or are they learning now only tome will tell.

Toyota is a learning organization, and I believe they will continue to
study communicate and adapt.


Eugene Taurman
interLinx ilx@execpc.com http://www.execpc.com/~ilx

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