learning organization


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learning organization

an organization in which paramount importance is attached to the capacity for employees to learn from organizational events and developments in the external environment. Employees are encouraged to respond creatively to this learning. Systems for exchanging information are of great importance in such organizations.
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The best ones take a learning organization approach.
The 5th Corporate Learning Week will focus on empowering learning and talent teams to close todays tech and leadership gaps, and building a more innovative learning organization to drive a productive workforce and accelerate organizational growth.
Spicer (2004) differentiates between "organizational learning" and "learning organizations", classifying work focused on organizational learning has being descriptive, analytical and academic in approach, whilst work that consistently subscribes to the learning organization is noted as normative, action orientated and practice driven.
A learning organization learns over time to change and revolutionize its functions.
BEIRUT: Training for teachers on how to assist children with learning disabilities began Thursday in Beirut, as part of a conference organized by the DYS learning organization.
Learning organization leaders take a different approach to managing their staff.
The learning organization is also one that continues to learn and transform as well as proactively utilize learning in an integrated fashion so as to develop and prompt the growth of individuals, teams, the organization and the entire community (Watkins & Marsick 1999).
In 1999, Liebowitz suggested that there were six critical elements that defined a learning organization.
While all this is very important to change the pace of organizations towards broader and system thinking away from narrow thinking, these writers could not provide managers and practitioners with a practical tool or methodology of how to measure any organizational unit or team or even individual's ability to be a learning organization, or unit (Senge, 1990; Child, 2005; Carnall, 2007).
With such advancements in this sector, the possibility of it being classified under the nomenclature of learning organization gets enhanced and the role of the transformational leaders in such organizations need to be examined.
He says, "A learning organization is an organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at modifying its behavior to reflect new knowledge and insights.
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