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Building the learning organization - the practical steps
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-05, 06:26 authored by Haslett, Tim
This paper outlines those fundamental tenets of systems thinking that need to be understood for an organization to be able to move towards being a "learning organization". This process occurs in two stages. Firstly with the mastery of the intellectual technology of Systems Thinking and secondly with the mastery of the computer technology. These two stages represent and require significant development in the sophistication of organizational thinking. An example of the application of Senge's archetypes to this learning is described. A brief overview of the computer technology and its link to causal loop diagrams is provided. A methodology for the development of a learning organization is then outlined and three models for implementation are discussed and evaluated.