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Chris Argyris: theories of action, double-loop learning and organizational learning

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Chris Argyris: theories of action, double-loop learning and organizational learning. The work of Chris Argyris (1923-2013) has influenced thinking about the relationship of people and organizations...
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"Single-loop learning seems to be present when goals, values, frameworks and, to a significant extent, strategies are taken for granted. The emphasis is on ‘techniques and making techniques more efficient’ (Usher and Bryant: 1989: 87) Any reflection is directed toward making the strategy more effective. Double-loop learning, in contrast, ‘involves questioning the role of the framing and learning systems which underlie actual goals and strategies (op. cit.). In many respects the distinction at work here is the one used by Aristotle, when exploring technical and practical thought. The former involves following routines and some sort of preset plan – and is both less risky for the individual and the organization, and affords greater control. The latter is more creative and reflexive, and involves consideration notions of the good. Reflection here is more fundamental: the basic assumptions behind ideas or policies are confronted… hypotheses are publicly tested… processes are disconfirmable not self-seeking (Argyris 1982: 103-4)."

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How do you build a learning organization? by Rachel Tuller, CEO & Business Coach at Vistage

http://www.sardertv.com | http://www.russellsarder.com http://www.netcomlearning.com | http://www.learninggg.com Rachel Tuller is a proven leader in high-pro...
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Performance Management and the Pony Express

Performance Management and the Pony Express | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

We know how great managers manage. They define very clearly the outcomes they want, and then they get to know the person in as much detail as possible to discover the best way to help this person achieve the outcomes. Whether you call this an individualized approach, a strengths-based approach, or just common sense, it’s what great managers do.

 

This is not what our current performance management systems do. They ignore the person and instead tell the manager to rate the person on a disembodied list of strengths and skills, often called competencies, and then to teach the person how to acquire the competencies she lacks.


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See and Manage Your Organization's Culture

See and Manage Your Organization's Culture | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Organizational culture is the heart and soul of a company. Here’s the thing many people don’t realize: culture can either be designed, or it happens by default. Great leaders understand the value of culture, but the path to designing it is often extremely difficult to see, much less manage.


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10 Trends Change Leaders Can’t Ignore In 2014

10 Trends Change Leaders Can’t Ignore In 2014 | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Here are 10 trends that will cause waves this year in the executive leadership suite.
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To Create A Learning Organization, You Need Leaders Who are Life ...

To Create A Learning Organization, You Need Leaders Who are Life ... | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Strategic Government Resources (SGR) just completed its January, 2014 Conference. The theme: Creating a Learning Organization: Leading-Edge Strategies for Employee Development And here's the description of the ...
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How’s Your Burnout I.Q. ?

How’s Your Burnout I.Q. ? | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” Lily Tomlin Yesterday was GroundHog day and according to the most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, we are in for extended winter weather. That’s a pity because...
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See and Manage Your Organization's Culture

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Organizational culture is the heart and soul of a company. Yet leaders often perceive culture as a nebulous collection of intangible concepts, seemingly impossible to measure and quantify and
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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.
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Links Roundup #16 - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

Best Apps/Services of 2013 Jamie Todd Rubin has two posts addressing this topic, 12 of the Most Useful Apps and Services for 2013, and 4 Additional Apps and Services That Work So Well They Are Virtually Invisible.  He does cover … Continue reading...
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.
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What is Organizational Learning? - SoL - Society for Organizational Learning

What is Organizational Learning? - SoL - Society for Organizational Learning | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

The Five Disciplines of organizational learning as published in The Dance of Change The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization are presented below. Each of the following five disciplines represents a lifelong body of study and practice for individuals and teams in organizations.

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Evaluation Model for a Learning Organization - YouTube

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Is Yours a Learning Organization?

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Interview with Harvard authors.

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Unleash Your Employees Super Powers

Unleash Your Employees Super Powers | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Make a list of five of your good employees. Not the stars, and not the laggards, but people who come in everyday, do a good job, and go home.
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What's Wrong With Your Organizational Structure?

What's Wrong With Your Organizational Structure? | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

A common myth among entrepreneurs is that organizational structure gets in the way of getting work done. But problems don't come from structure itself, but from aninappropriate structure.



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Christopher Sachse Aaris's curator insight, January 9, 2014 4:45 AM

Read this BEFORE you change your organization. Made me think.

Pam Ross's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:22 AM

Some great insights on Holacracy. It's not about NO structure - it's about appropriate structure.

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:45 PM

stale date, but not stale material....insightful with a fun "real org chart"

 

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Lifelong Learning Benefits Body, Mind, and Career | Bellevue College Continuing Education

Lifelong Learning Benefits Body, Mind, and Career | Bellevue College Continuing Education | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
For people with stable jobs, taking time to keep learning can be difficult. Yet the professional, medical, and personal benefits of learning a new skill or
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'We have seen more uptake on self-learning' - InformationWeek

'We have seen more uptake on self-learning' - InformationWeek | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
In an interview, John Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, Skillsoft discusses why the trend of self-learning is on the rise. He talks about technology-aided learning trends and Skillsoft’s recent partnership with IBM Research to leverage the power of Big Data in enterprise learning
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Giving and receiving feedback is fundamental - Marietta Daily Journal

Giving and receiving feedback is fundamental - Marietta Daily Journal | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Giving and receiving feedback is fundamental Marietta Daily Journal In order for a company or organization to be a "learning organization," a concept developed by Peter Senge, there must be the development of a 'Shared Vision' that will motivate...
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Why is it important to build a learning organization? by Laurie Carey, CEO of We Connect the Dots - YouTube

http://www.sardertv.com | http://www.russellsarder.com http://www.netcomlearning.com | http://www.learninggg.com Laurie is the CEO of We Connect the Dots, an...
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Building a High-Trust Culture #4: Everyone’s Accountable

Building a High-Trust Culture #4: Everyone’s Accountable | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that read, famously, “The Buck Stops Here.” What most people don't know is that the message continued on the back.The side facing the President read, “I'm From
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Tips For Being A Better Leader

Tips For Being A Better Leader | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Even if it wasn't one of your New Year's resolutions, being a better leader is something most of us are always working on. Find out how this can be done.
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7 Principles To Get An Immediate Return On Your Learning Investment - People Development

7 Principles To Get An Immediate Return On Your Learning Investment - People Development | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
when learning has been brought in; the content and application faultless. They are clear about improvements. Yet the expected results did not materialise.
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All About Learning Organization | CoolAvenues.com

All About Learning Organization | CoolAvenues.com | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
The learning organization is what a corporation can and should be.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:05 AM

This is a well-written explanation. I was told by a superintendent that his school division was a learning organization, but was not defined the way Peter Senge explained it. I asked for an explanation, but it was not forthcoming.

 

Schools are organizations where learning might occur, but it does not follow they are learning organizations. In most cases, I would conclude they are not.