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Defining a Learning Organization

Business leaders have trouble coming to a consensus on the meaning of a "learning organization".
How would you define a learning organization?
What characteristics would it need to have?
What role would you, as the manager, have in creating this kind of environment?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of organization?

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How would you define a learning organization?

-- A learning organization is typically a progressive organization that fosters employee training, growth, and development on a continual basis. These types of organizations have no lag time when it comes to employee development. All managers and employees in the organization approach continual training as part of their position, and embrace that training with anticipation and a positive attitude. Learning organizations involve employees in more processes when compared to non-learning organizations. The employees are actively engaged at certain levels of decision-making.

What characteristics would it need to have?

-- Learning organizations need to be well-structured and ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains the definition of a learning organization, and also explains its characteristics. The learning organization environment, pros, and cons are also thoroughly discussed.

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