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chilumo
Financial Consultant, Kenya

Characteristics of a Learning Organisation

What are the characteristics of a learning organisation?
 

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F.H.J. Janssen
Consultant, Netherlands
 

Learning Organization Characteristics

As explained in the method summary, the characteristics are:
1. System learning - every event follows from an earlier happening
2. Personal leadership - a master in his skills
3. Mental models - deeply rooted assumptions or even images and the way we respond on them
4. Building a collective vision - inspiration with and by all members of the group
5. Team learning - the most important one. The sum of IQ of all the members together is bigger than the sum off IQ separately.

 
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Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom
 

Characteristics of a Learning Organisation: The 7 Dimensions of Watkins and Marsick

Hi Mr Janssen - Of course, the 5 Disciplines offered by Senge is only one viewpoint towards LOs.
As an example, Watkins and Marsick describe 7 Dimensions of a Learning Organisation:
1. The creation of continuous learning opportunities
2. The promotion of inquiry and dialogue
3. The encouragement of collaboration and team learning
4. The establishment of systems to capture and share learning
5. The empowerment of everyone toward a shared vision
6. The connection of the organisation with its environment
7. The provision of strategic leadership for learning
An interesting overview of their thoughts can be seen in the research paper
MARSICK, V. J. 2013. The Dimensions of a Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ): Introduction to the Special Issue Examining DLOQ Use Over a Decade. Advances in Developing Human Resources.

 

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More on Five Disciplines:
Summary
Discussion Topics
topic Turning an Organization into a Learning Organization
topic What are Mental Models?
topic Schools as a learning organisation
topic Three Levels in Senge's 5 Disciplines
topic Summary of Senge's Ideas
topic More Factors than Learning in Organizations
👀Characteristics of a Learning Organisation
topic Hard But Sweet Nut to Crack
topic What Skills do Employees Need in a Learning Organization?
topic How to Become a Systems Thinker?
topic Skills of Leaders of Learning Organizations?
topic Pillars of the Five Disciplines
topic Aligning a Firm's Vision Statement to Peter Senge's Disciplines
topic Learning Organizations in Social Services
topic Learning Organizations vs Social Media
topic Does Senge's View of Systems Thinking Go Far Enough?
topic Applying Mnemonic Tools
topic What are the Merits of Senge for Human Resources Development?
topic Why creating Learning Organizations is hard
🔥 Applying Learning Organizations at Society Level
Special Interest Group

SIG Leader

Do you know a lot about Five Disciplines? Become our SIG Leader

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