Learning Organization Defined
A learning organization is
an organization which facilitates
learning of all its members and continuously
"The ability to learn faster than your
may be the only
– Arie de Geus
Creating Your Future
Knowledge is most productive when it is shared by all. A learning
organization is an organization that is continually expanding its capacity
to grow and create its greater future. It is continuously learning new ways of
doing things and also involved in a continuous process of
forgetting obsolete ways of doing things.
Leveraging the Power of Knowledge
Learning is the key competency required by any
organization that wants to survive and thrive in the new
knowledge economy. Market champions keep
learning questions, keep learning how to do things
better, and keep spreading that knowledge throughout their organization.
Learning provides the catalyst and the intellectual resource to
sustainable competitive advantage.
Knowledge organizations obtain competitive advantage from
continuous learning, both individual and collective. In organizations with a
well established knowledge management
system, learning by the people
within an organization becomes learning by the organization itself. The
changes in people's
attitudes are reflected in changes in the formal and
informal rules that govern the organization's behavior.
Knowledge communities organized around the principles of
have the best chance at success.
A constructivist learning environment is a
place where people can draw upon resources to make sense out of things and
solutions to problems
. It emphasizes the importance of
meaningful, authentic activities that help the learner to construct
understandings and develop skills relevant to
Serendipity as a
Source of Competitive Advantage
Serendipity helps you create unplanned and unintended, but remarkable
by taking advantage of unanticipated, unexpected and unsought information.
Develop serendipity as a
corporate capability and
leverage it to your