Turning an Organization into a Learning Organization

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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Turning an Organization into a Learning Organization

I have worked on changing people's thinking. But, in organizational context, the turning point for converting a conventional style organization into a learning style is a subject of research for me. I have not tried 5 discipline yet. I will try it and share the experience.

  RajVinder Singh Gill
United Kingdom

Organisational Change Towards Learning Organization

Changing members' thinking in an organisation usually involves the consultant being the midwife (Ed: A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth). The organisation is finding it difficult to let go of the old habits and the members will return to the status quo since it offered comfort and security.
Real organisational change occurs when the members have grasped the learning and are willing to take risks with what they know through developing conversations internally and externally leading to actions within the external environment that validate the new way of doing.

  Brooke Bennet

Group Learning

One good way to turn organizations to 'learn' is to provide training for them. - Have a group of 5 people take a traini...

  David Puttick
Consultant, United Kingdom

What You Need is a Method

The key is: how do you help the leader to change thinking? It happens when the leader understands the unintended conseq...

  Horacio Cortese
Consultant, Argentina

Turning an Organization in a Learning Organization

My doctorate thesis was about coaching & organizational learning, and I found out in my research that in Argentina, The ...

  Georgina Huerta
Lic. Ciencias de la Comunicacion, Mexico

The Leader is the Key

I think the most important thing is leading by example with an attitude that permeates to the team and is complemented w...

  Shadow Executive, United States

Keep in Mind Learning Styles & Motivation

Responses to this post include changing mental models, midwifing, train the trainer, systemic thinking etc. Yes, some b...

  Juan Jose Ortega Viveros
Project Manager, Mexico

The People´s Mind is the Engine

The organization´s progress and its future belong to the people that work in it....


Awareness on Sharing Knowledge

'Awareness on Sharing Knowledge' is the subject of my thesis. I increase the awareness of the mechanics that a learning ...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Creating a Learning Organization

There is always a question about how a learning organization can be created. I have tried doing it and found that it can...

  Laila Bakry

The People's Mind is the Engine

Indeed. People at work use only 12% of their brains according to studies. Motivation and an positive work environment ca...


How to Involve the Managers in Creating a Learning Organization?

According to my personal experience it is very difficult to turn an organization into a learning one. Managers are unabl...

Consultant, India

Fifth Discipline

I read the book not once but more than three times. A well written book highlighting the need for team learning and shar...

  Firstep Eapl Astimen
Manager, Indonesia

Introducing KM in Organizations

The Five Disciplines can explain knowledge management in learning organization as process of practiced content from indi...

  sriram srivatsava

Turning an Organisation into a Learning Organisation

The first and foremost thing is to design the organisation's policies and environment to be employee friendly. The compa...

  Zafar Deen
Management Consultant, Sri Lanka

Creating a Learning Organisation

I believe the objective of turning an organization into a learning one must start at corporate or strategic level includ...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Practical Approach to Learning Organization

There are a lot of suggestions on how to develop a learning organization. For me, the best approach is to integrate lear...

  Luc Gendre
Manager, Switzerland

Change into a Learning Organisation is Top-down and May Take Long

In my opinion, the change is a top down process. On the other hand such an organisation is possible only if employees id...

  Pravesh SAWON

Cultivate a Learning Organization

Many argument of the above readers are true, to cultivate learning in any organization, people must be self motivated an...

Business Consultant, India

De-learn First...

All have given very good comments. I personally look this way that before the new learning a de-learning process should ...

Accountant, Kenya

Learning Organisation: Motivation is Key

  Tweneboana Adu-Sarkodie
Project Manager, Ghana

Learning Organizations: Allow Information Flow and Mentoring

As you work towards turning your organization into a learning organization, create channels for information flow in all ...

  Judy Ward
Director, United Kingdom

Changing into a Learning Organization: Communication, Leadership, Training

We realised such change was inevitably an ongoing learning process: 1) Adopt and regularly communicate strategic compan...

Director, India

2 Types of Learning in an Organization

Learning is of two types, personal and collective. From an organizational perspective, collective learning is more imp...

  Sanyambe Obert
Student (MBA), Namibia

Symbiosis of 2 Types of Learning in Organisations

Learning in an organisation is collective learning benefiting both individuals and the organisation itself. For one to s...

  Ravi Shankar
Business Consultant, India

Creating a Constant Cause for Learning

The best way to change organizations into learning organizations is to create a compelling reason for each one in the or...

  Sandip Pandya, United States

The Role of the 5th Discipline in Creating a Learning Organization

The fifth discipline is a system integrator which bonds the other four disciplines as stated in the theory part of this ...

  Mitchell M Mubuyaeta
Student (Other), Namibia

Show the Opportunity of Creating a Learning Organization

A learning organization institutes its own future and is quite beneficial to both the organization and the employees. It...

  silent, Pakistan

Turning Organization Into Learning Organization

If you don't have the ability to change than the simple fact is that soon you will not exists anymore. So grab the chang...

Project Manager, Canada

Incentives and Disincentives

When the incentives and disincentives of the individual and the organization are aligned people will be motivated to mod...

Consultant, India

Create Good Job-Employee Fits

Learning takes place when the individual is a good fit in the job he is in with respect to the interest he has. Otherwis...

  Ravi Shankar
Business Consultant, India

Creating Good Fits is Not Easy

Indeed when people are good fits, learning is easy. However, this is not always practical in large knowledge based orga...

Accountant, Kenya

Creating Good Fits

The views given above are good ingredients towards a learning organization. Creating a dynamic, responsive, organisation...

Consultant, India

Organisational Change and Learning

True, it is not easy to assure every employee is the best of fit with the job he is in in respect of job knowledge and d...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Job Fits and Learning

Personally, I feel that job fit is a result of people learning the job and getting the satisfaction of contributing to a...

Accountant, Kenya

Organisational Learning Environment

Learning involves the trainer/mentor, learner, and the environment. It's key that this triangle works in harmony. Ceteri...

Consultant, India

Fifth Discipline and Learning

Learning takes place in calls rooms and and with books and journals of learning, but takes place more effectively when t...

  Thonglaw Dejthai
Professor, Thailand

How to Create a Learning Organization

1) An incredible and exciting vision must be jointly created 2. Each member is prepared and mastered for what to do 3...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Creating a Learning Organization: The Role of Managers

@Thonglaw dejthai: The role of managers is very important in creating a climate for learning in the organization. Walk...


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