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Peter Senge's Learning Organization


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To: Dr. Nancy Van Leuven
From: Alyssa Gracia
RE: Midterm; Learning Organization explained & applied to NWSF

Published in: Education

Peter Senge's Learning Organization

  1. 1. Alyssa Gracia<br />Peter Senge’s Learning Organization<br />
  2. 2. The Learning Organization<br />Learning organizations are places “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.” (Senge 2006, p. 3)<br />
  3. 3. Five Basic Disciplines <br />Personal Mastery<br />Mental Models<br />Building Shared Vision<br />Team Learning <br />Systems Thinking<br />
  4. 4. Personal Mastery<br /><ul><li> Connecting personal and organizational learning
  5. 5. Merging personal vision with current reality
  6. 6. Commitments between the individual and the</li></ul> organization<br />
  7. 7. Mental Models<br />
  8. 8. Shared Vision<br /><ul><li> Developing shared images of the future
  9. 9. Genuine Vision</li></li></ul><li>Team Learning<br />Groupeffectiveness> Individual position<br />
  10. 10. Evolution of Dialogue<br />“Free Flow of Meaning”<br /><ul><li> Discussion
  11. 11. Suspension & Dialogue</li></li></ul><li>Systems Thinking <br />Learning organizations are <br />interdependent<br />and<br />continuously changing<br />
  12. 12. Application: NWSF<br />Step 1: Personal Mastery <br /> Pass Fail <br />Organizers did not follow through with commitments<br /> Little respect for participant’s needs<br />
  13. 13. Application: NWSF<br />Step 2: Mental Models<br /> Pass Fail <br />Committee held personal assumptions<br />Participants were lectured<br />Disagreements surrounding diversity<br />
  14. 14. Application: NWSF<br />Step 3: Shared Visions<br /> Pass Fail <br /> Lack of:<br /> Structure<br /> Decision-making<br />Reaching Goals<br />
  15. 15. Application: NWSF<br />Step 4: Team Learning<br /> Pass Fail <br />Lack of participation inhibits group learning which is hurtful to the organization.<br />
  16. 16. Application: NWSF<br />Step 5: Systems Thinking<br /> Pass Fail <br /><ul><li> Geographical area (NW) too broad
  17. 17. Lack of time to reach goals </li></ul> in large area<br />
  18. 18. References <br />Eisenberg, E. M., Goodall Jr,, H. L., & Trethewey, A. (2010). Organization Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint (Sixth ed. , pp. 40-232). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. <br />Senge, P. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organizations. New York: DoubleDay. Retrieved February 14, 2010<br />