Articles

Does Love relate to Management?
Decades of research produced a management methodology that operationalises the newest approach to management…

Learning Organisation in International Development; the OLSET way
Ellerman (1999) suggest that International Development (ID) projects i.e. applying Organizational Learning (OL) at a whole country in any of its three sectors, public, private and/or NGOs, has a lot to learn from corporate examples of Learning Organisations…

The recent history of the Learning Organisation
Royal Dutch/Shell applied a benchmarking process in 1983 with Arie de Gues as the coordinator of planning which lead to the discovery that the average life span of companies was at that time 40 years…

Leadership Skills in Learning Organisations
In a globalised new economic environment where the flow of information and the the technological advancements increase in an unprecedented pace, leadership and organisation, just like all aspect of business, have changed substantially…

Defining Organisational Learning; do you work in a Learning Organisation?
Organizational Learning (OL) is a very broad field within management that addresses the way that organizations learn and evolve (Nonaka, von Krogh, and Voelpel, 2006)…

What is Organizational Learning and what is its value?
Organizational Learning (OL) is an intrinsic feature of organizations, defining their learning, development, growth and evolution over time…

Stay updated! OL & ST Elite Series coming soon!

Organisational Learning and Systems Thinking Elite Series – What is Organisational Learning and Systems Thinking?
Organizational Learning (OL) is a very broad field within management that addresses the way that organizations learn and evolve (Nonaka, von Krogh, and Voelpel, 2006). Synthesising insights of Ancient Greek Philosophy with the cutting edge breakthroughs in theory and practice of several sciences

The complexity of Organisational Learning classification and science – Elite Series
However a variety of names have been attributed to the modalities, approaches and practices of organizational learning which complicates the documentation and dissemination of its further advancements. For Arie de Geus (1997) the continuous learning process is one of the core and permanent functions of the natural Organizational Learning of all living systems, regardless if anyone is aware of it taking place or not, even though it is directly linked with high performance and consequently with profitability and longevity.

The value of Organisational Learning and Systems Thinking – Elite Series
According to Pawlowsky (2003), Shipton (2006) as well as all the relevant literature, there are various approaches to organizational learning and knowledge management. However, no matter the plethora of approaches, one thing is clearly a common ground among all relevant scholars: organizational learning contributes to organizational performance and prosperity.

Classifying Organisational Learning – Elite Series
Shipton (2006), through her article titled ‘Cohesion or Confusion? Towards a typology for organizational learning research’, makes an attempt to create a comparative framework where the huge variety of organizational learning literature can be classified.

Organizational Learning’s relevance to business – Elite Series
Today, as Salvatore (2006) points out, we are living through the management revolution where organization is changing “in ways that are not yet fully evident or understood.” Carstedt and Senge (2001) point out in a very interesting article that while the machine model inspired the industrial age we are now moving towards a genuine post industrial age inspired by the living system

The concept of Systems – Elite Series
System is a set of elements that combine their action to perform a higher order action than the one that could be performed by any individual element or to achieve a higher order objective than the one that any individual element could achieve on its own. Almost everything in the world is a system and at the same time an element of a higher order system.