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learning organization - What does it mean to say that an organization learns?

What does it mean to say that an organization learns? Evaluate the importance of learning to an organization and discuss what is necessary for it to occur. Explain your answer with examples where ever possible from real business world.

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Learning Organization
When we say an organization is learning, it means that organization encourages learning among its employees. Such type of organization promotes exchange of information among employees thus creating a more knowledgeable workforce. It helps in building flexibility in the organization where people would be open to learning new ideas and changes. An example of learning organization is Motorola where organizational learning can be observed as a part of its quality improvement effort.
Importance of learning to organization
The importance of learning to an organization can be seen from several benefits it provides, which includes:
Development of People
Greater Motivation- Being aware of their role and importance in the organization, people are more motivated to contribute to the development of organization.
Flexibility of Workforce-People learn different skills which are beyond their job requirement and hence learn to appreciate tasks performed by others. It also ensures that ...

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The solution evaluates the importance of leaning to an organization and discusses what is necessary for it to occur.

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