Building a Learning Organisation
In “Organizational Learning: There is no silver bullet” Chris Argyris defines Organizational Learning as "the detection and correction of error". In “The Fifth Discipline - the Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation”, Peter Senge builds on that to reaffirm “In the long run, the ONLY sustainable source of competitive edge is your Organisation’s capability to learn, adapt & adopt faster than its competitors.”
“A Learning Organisation is where:
people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire,
new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured,
collective aspiration is set free, and
people are continually learning to see the whole together.” – Peter Senge
As organisations aspire to greater agility, enabling, empowering, encouraging & ensuring that frontline employees learn, adapt & adopt faster is the holy grail many leaders seek. Building a Learning Organisation is our best bet to thrive in a post-Covid world as we seek to explore & exploit emerging opportunities.
In case you are convinced and have set forth to build a Learning Organisation, have you faced any of the following challenges and / or encountered these mindsets?
i. Challenges of Initiating
We don't have time for this stuff!
We have no help!
We don't know what we're doing!
This stuff isn't relevant!
They're not walking the talk!
ii. Challenges of Sustaining Transformation
Am I safe? Am I vulnerable?
Am I adequate? Do I measure up?
Can I trust myself? Can I trust others?
This stuff is ________!
This stuff isn't working.
iii. Challenges of Rethinking & Redesigning
Believers vs Non-Believers
We have the right way! They don't understand us!
I have no idea what these people are doing! They're acting like a cult!
Who's in charge of this stuff?
They won't give up power.
We keep reinventing the wheel.
Where are we going?
What are we here for?
If any of this sounds familiar, and you are open to seeking help, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org Or +91 98994 80006/ +971 55 759 3609