Organisation is a Community -
Nurture it, and you will grow with it.
Wisdom: Experience acquired by "Self" Study
To enable "directors" to direct as distinct from
manage a function, based upon their shared wisdom as a team
of non-specialists. Thus take responsibility for their own
learning such that:-
- All individuals in the organisation have the same opportunity
ie to learn.
- The organisation anticipates future external developments
and enables all staff accordingly.
- Individual and company performance is optimised taking
account of all internal and external stakeholders.
Learning Organisations seek to create a dynamic culture
and structure, based upon a paradgim shift from power and
control to trust and cooperation. They are also unique in
each case. Consequently they are not easy to define. The
following broad description is useful however:-
"The near future may well see accountants placing
a Leaning Organisation audit on the balance sheet as it
is the only means of surviving and prospering in an age
when predictability horizons become ever shorter.
The concept is not "flavour of the month", as
it underpins all other concepts such as TQM or Excellence.
The organisation is regarded as part of the community at
large. The concept can be readily integrated with systems
theory in which suppliers, customers and potential competitors
are seen as part of the same system. Many opportunities
thus present themselves.
Organisational "self knowledge" is examined in
the context of learning enhancers and inhibitors at director
level. The event is a primer for an Action Learning Programme
on the job having the objective of cascading the lessons
learned, as appropriate, throughout the entire organisation.
This process involves directors, managers, and staff in
sharing the experience of learning to learn. Thus a top-down
and bottom-up system is established providing feedback at
all levels. Only in this way is it possible for the heart
of the organisation to survive and grow as a community first,
and business second. Such is the necessary paradigm shift
for the new millenium.
|Where Are We Now?
||L.O. Concepts and Self Audit
|A Working Approach:
||L.O. Building Blocks
|All Hands To The Pump:
||Devising An Implementation
|Give Us The Tools:
|Can You See Me?
||Visioning Working Relationships