Learning Company: A Strategy for Sustainable Development

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The history of managing is littered with the remains of yesterday's right answers - Scientific Management, Theories X & Y, Blake's Grid, MBO, Quality Circles, the search for excellence, and so on. Without doubt each of these methods contains good ideas, but they are ideas sold as right answers. The emphasis of The "learning company" is not upon producing "right answers" but providing a basis for improving managerial action of learning and developing. Pedler, Burgoyne and Boydell believe that there is a massive underdeveloped potential in our organizations which is waiting to be released. By making theirs a learning company - an organization which facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself - managers can help ensure the future success of their organization. Whilst illustrating that there is no set path to follow the vision of the "learning company", this book offers a starting point with practical pointers where you can take steps for developing this type of organization.

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Transform your organization into a LEARNING COMPANY Now all the practical steps you need to implement leaning company strategies in your organization are packed into the Second Edition of The Learning Company: A Strategy for Sustainable Development. Experts Mike Pedler, John Burgoyne and Tom Boydell show you step-by-step how to adapt, learn and develop the skills needed to survive and trive in today'||'''s ever-changing and unpredictable business environment. Totally revised and updated, this blueprint for organizational success is packed with new research and case studies from scores of learning companies plus: Methods for assessing the Energy Flow of your company; A questionnaire to help identify the 11 key characteristics of a successful learning company; Ideas and tools for promoting dialogue and Whole Systems Development; Techniques for using IT networks for organizational learning; The seven modes of being and learning; An in-depth survey of contributors to the learning organization concept; and muc

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Organizational developers, management developers, senior to middle managers, consultants.

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