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Compare the description of the transnational model to the elements of a learning organization. Do you think the transnational models seem workable for a huge global firm? Why or why not?

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The following posting involves a description of the transnational model to elements of a learning organization. It also discusses whether this model is workable for a huge global firm.

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Transnational Model and learning organizations

Learning organizations are organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together (http://www.infed.org/biblio/learning-organization.htm).
It could be deduced that such a set-up can be made possible if learning is part of the culture of the organization as a whole.

Specifically, a learning company has the following characteristics:
1. It is not brought about simply by training individuals; it can only happen as a result of learning at the whole organization level.
2. It is an organization that facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself. (Pedler et. al. 1991: 1)
Learning organizations are characterized by Kerka (1995) as follows:
1. They provide continuous learning opportunities.
2. They use learning to reach ...

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