Delivered November 15, 2019. Contributor: Joseph M.
To find information on the top characteristics of a learning organization. This information will be used in learning for a coaching session.
Learning organizations are "organization with an
ideal learning environment
, perfectly in tune with the organization's goals. Such organizations are places where people
continually expand their capacity
to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where
collective aspiration is set free
, and where people are continually learning to see the whole (reality) together."
The concept of learning organizations was as popularized
by Peter Senge.
Collaborative Learning Culture
Successful learning organizations are supported by a
collaborative learning culture
where all individuals play a crucial role in the overall framework.
In such a culture, the voices of all employees
carry weight and are respected
and honored by peers.
Lifelong Learning Mindset
On an individual level, learning organizations require a
Corporate learners must develop "a
lifelong learning perspective
, wherein they value and understand the importance of continual growth."
Learners must focus on
practical skills and knowledge
that they can use in the real-world.
Room for Innovation
This characteristic is two-fold:
First, corporate learners must be able to
evaluate and assess
their current cognitions through self-reflection so that they can challenge limiting beliefs that prevent progress.
Secondly, corporate learners must be encouraged to test out new theories and approaches. Mental models should always be challenged so as to move beyond unfavorable behaviors and assumptions.
Other key characteristics that will be delved into further in research include
forward thinking leadership
and knowledge sharing.
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