Continuous Learning in Organizations: Individual, Group, and by Valerie I. Sessa PDF

By Valerie I. Sessa

ISBN-10: 0805850171

ISBN-13: 9780805850178

There's already massive literature on studying on the person point and a turning out to be physique of literature on team and organizational studying. yet thus far, there was little try and carry those literatures jointly and hyperlink studying in any respect 3 degrees. Continuous studying in Organizations ambitions studying at all of the 3 degrees and demonstrates how approaches at one point affects studying at different degrees. on the center of the paintings is the concept that members, teams, and companies live structures with inner studying mechanisms that may be activated and supported or stymied and thwarted. as soon as activated, structures can research adaptively via reacting to a transformation within the atmosphere; they could examine via producing new wisdom and stipulations; and/or they could rework by means of developing and utilizing frame-breaking rules and bringing approximately extensively new stipulations. contributors, teams, and agencies are nested inside one another forming an more and more complicated hierarchy of intertwined structures. From this standpoint, the ebook describes the interactions among the degrees and the way developmental methods at one point have an effect on studying at different levels.

The textual content appeals to either the scientist and pros alike within the fields of human source improvement, education, administration and govt schooling, training, and association swap and improvement. it's also for executives who identify instructions for studying and want to persuade others that non-stop studying is the main to on-going good fortune in their enterprise.

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Groups and the individuals who make up the groups need to learn continuously or they will find themselves standing still in a continuously changing environment. Organizations need continuous learning for at least four reasons: 1. They are dealing with the increasing complexity of managing in multicultural and multinational environments and uncertain economic climates. 2. Ambiguity is often high because complex systems such as organizations are not predictable and thus not controllable. 3. Ways of working are becoming more fluid with the advent of electronic communications technologies, allowing, for instance, geographically dispersed teams and labor markets in different parts of the world.

Think about yourself. What is the input, throughput, and output of your learning? What environmental factors influence your learning? 3. Select an organization you know well. How do the members of the organization comprise groups? Is each person a member of one group or several groups? How do the groups interrelate? When people in a group change (say, they suddenly behave differently), how does the group react? When a group changes (say, the members make changes in how a product is produced), how does the organization react?

We need some way to determine whether learning has occurred, and whether continuous-learning behaviors and actions have had a positive effect. As we argue through the course of this book, feedback is crucial to learning, and assessment is a type of feedback. Individuals and groups need feedback on the value of their continuous-learning efforts so they can change their behaviors and spend their time more wisely. Organizations need to know whether the resources they devote to employee training, group development, and organization change efforts are cost-effective.

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