is a Learning Organization?
A Learning Organization is a community characterized by
a culture of Organizational Learning that anticipates and
complexity and uncertainty and is adept at reacting, responding,
and adapting to them. See Organizational
Learning and Learning Organizations: An Overview
learning is the process of gaining knowledge and developing skills
which empower us to understand, and thus to act effectively within,
social institutions such as businesses, government departments,
schools, or charities.... A learning organization builds collaborative
relationships in order to draw strength from the diverse knowledge,
experience, capabilities, and ways of doing things that people and
communities have and use." Addleson
Ethics of Organizational Learning
Primer on Systems Thinking & Organizational Learning
educational resource, which also has links
to more resources on systems thinking.
Necessary Conditions for a Learning Culture
An interesting article that makes the case for the cultural preconditions
for a learning organization.
Organization A good summary of the dynamics of the learning
organization following the Senge model.
Dialogue Some good thinking and reflection contained here.