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Describes the qualities of a learning organization and outlines methods learning organizations use for employee motivation and satisfaction.

Describes the qualities of a learning organization and outlines methods learning organizations use for employee motivation and satisfaction.

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    The Learning Organization The Learning Organization Presentation Transcript

    • The Learning Organization LIS 880 Knowledge Management
    • What is a Learning Organization?• Definitions vary from organization to organization• Think of the qualities of learning environments such as schools – Measurement – Trial & Error – Mentorship (teacher)
    • Have You Ever Worked in an Organization Where:• You could experiment• It was ok to make (and admit) a mistake• Furthering your education / development was not just encouraged, but expected• Leadership had open door policies• Leadership openly sought critiques of the organization• Had a job you enjoyed going to
    • Daniel Pink - Drive• Three Principles – Autonomy: Power to choose your direction – Mastery: Support for Professional Development – Purpose: Having a sense of meaning to your job and feeling valued
    • Google as an Example• Employees’ ideas are considered as important as executives’ ideas• 20% Project• New Parent Benefits – $500 Take out benefit first 6 weeks at home – 18 weeks paid leave for mothers – 7 weeks paid leave for fathers• Free gourmet, healthy meals on site• TGIF sessions with leaders where any question can be asked
    • Other Qualities• Active efforts to identify and solve organizational problems• Failure is Rewarded / Encouraged – Encourages new approaches – Encourages experimentation• Lessons Learned – Sharing failures / successes• Looking beyond your organization• Pathways to transfer knowledge
    • Other Qualities Cont.• Time – Experiment – Education / Professional Development• Create a Desire for Change & Improvement• Collaborative Efforts – Does not necessarily equate to more meetings!• Make “Work” a place employees want to come to
    • Are There Other Qualities• Systems Thinking• Process Improvement• Networks, relationships, team-centric approaches• Self-Organizing (trust in mid-level management and employees)• What Else?
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