The Goals of Organization Learning are Changing

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Aahna Bachni MBA
Manager, India

The Goals of Organization Learning are Changing

Organizations have to change and not only that - they have to become better at it. This means the goals of organizational learning must also change.

The focus has to shift from job-related training for all but high potentials to developing every employee's ability to explore, learn and grow.

In other words, it's no longer only about training employees for what they need now, but also about positioning the entire organization for future success.

Lundberg and Westerman describe 4 levers to achieve this at an organizational level:
1. Reshape leadership development (make top managers understand, live, apply and exemplify the above).
2. Concentrate on capabilities, not competences (focus on developing appropriate mindsets and behaviors rather then currently needed skills).
3. Emphasize digital thinking, awareness and aptitude.
4. Cultivate curiosity and a growth mindset.
Source: "The Transformer CLO" by Abbie Lundberg and George Westerman, HBR Jan-Feb 2020.

  Johan Roels
Consultant, Belgium

The Goals of Organizational Learning and Transformation

The What is clearly described by the 4 levers of Lundberg and Westerman. What about the How? In other words : "How can ...

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

The Goals of Organization Learning are Changing

Great topic Aahna. I agree wholeheartedly. I think though that we must at the same time recognize that certain skills a...

  Aahna Bachni MBA
Manager, India

Training AND Positioning

@Graham Williams: True, some good old knowledge training will and must remain, that is why I wrote: "it's no longer ONLY...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

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@Jaap de Jonge: you are right, in an era of increasing change, the main goal of a learning organization is to develop th...

  Wilf Marshall
CxO / Board, United Kingdom

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In this context it is worth reading Jerry Useem's article in Atlantic Magazine....

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

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@Wilf Marshall I thoroughly enjoyed your recommended article, not least for the insights it offers on the need for openn...

  Wilf Marshall
CxO / Board, United Kingdom

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@Graham Williams I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I now translate this approach into my own consulting work where I use...

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  Maurice Hogarth
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As per my first considering of Organisational Learning (c1970-71), as I remember it, the goal of Organisational Learning...

  okwi robert ariko, Uganda

The Goals of Organization Learning are Changing

This is a very wonderful article of changing the mindset of the people and looking a head in re-inventing the organizati...


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