Create a sustainable advantage by building a Learning Organization!
In today’s increasingly dynamic and complex word, an organization’s ability to learn and renew itself is a sustainable competitive advantage.
The “learning organization” is potentially better model for:
• Managing and leading change;
• Building adaptive organizations that can cope with an increasingly connected and volatile world; and
• Improving performance and happiness in the workforce.
Here’s what you can take away from this summary by ReadinGraphics:
• Uncover the blueprint for building a Learning Organization with the 5 Learning Disciplines and the 7 Learning Disabilities;
• Learn how accelerate learning and see both the forest & the trees with systems thinking;
• Discover the elements of personal mastery and how to develop it in your organization;
• Gain awareness on how (unconscious) mental models are affecting people in your organization and what you can do about it;
• Find out how to build shared vision and enroll people to that vision; and
• Learn the power of team learning and how to foster that in your organization.
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Who should read this:
• CEOs and Business Owners
• Leaders, HR and Management Executives
• Anyone interested to build a dynamic and constantly-evolving learning organization
Keywords/concepts covered: 5 Learning Disciplines, 7 Learning Disabilities, Systems Thinking, System archetypes, Balancing Feedback, Delays, Reinforcing Feedback, Generative Learning, Learning Organisations, Mental Models, Personal Mastery, Shared Vision, Team Learning, collaborative learning, creative tension, Leaps of abstraction, Learning Culture, Learning Strategies, Business Strategy, Creativity, Innovation, Culture, Innovation, Learning & Development, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Teamwork, The Fifth Discipline, Peter M. Senge
Jack Vinson –
This book isn’t so much a knowledge management book as a tome on management philosophy. Senge has a lot of great ideas and thoughts throughout the book. There is the concept of leaders advocating vs. inquiring. The “what I say vs. what I do” idea of Espoused vs. In-use theories. The heart of the book is centered on five characteristics (disciplines) that organizations need in order to move into the next level of quality and competition. [Review from Goodreads]
Jenny Zhou –
Giving it 5 stars due to a lot of wisdom/gems that helped me better understand my own organization and where we had significant learning disabilities. I read this two years ago and liked it, read it now and saw different insights, and imagine I’ll have additional takeaways when observing my next organization. The book does a tremendous job uncovering why many organizations have trouble seeing the reality/system and how traditional managers of the “command/control/plan” school of thought are going to run their orgs into the ground in a business environment that is increasingly complex and must leverage the shared insights and knowledge from people at all levels of the organization. [Review from Goodreads]
Rarely would I use this term to describe anything but the good book itself but here goes…”this book is the bible for any leader/manager”…organizational design is an art and a science and needs constant innovation and more books like this one to help keep driving it forward until we can unlock the true secrets. [Review from Goodreads]