Learning Organization (Organizational Learning)

This method (or movement) focuses on enhancing organization systems and people to increase the organization's capacity for performance. It includes extensive use of principles of systems theory. In and of itself, this is not an overall comprehensive process assured to improve performance. Its effectiveness toward reaching overall results for the organization depends on how well the enhanced ability to learn applies to the organization.

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Various Perspectives
Various Other Performance Improvement Programs and Movements

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Library's Consulting and Organizational Development Blog
Library's Human Resources Blog
Library's Leadership Blog
Library's Project Management Blog


Various Perspectives

Review of Peter Senge's "Fifth Discipline" (a seminal book on systems theory and organizations)
Analysis of an Organization's Learning Climate
Knowledge Management Organizational Learning: @BRINT (tm)
Learning-Org Dialog on Learning Organizations
Leader as Learner
Learning-Org Dialog on Learning Organizations
Organizational Learning and Learning Organizations: An Overview
The Virtual Learning Organization: Learning at the Corporate University Workplace Campus
List of Organizational Learning and Knowledgement Management resources
Changing Models for Changing Times

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Systems Thinking

Various Other Performance Programs and Movements

The following can be organizational improvement programs, depending on how they're used. (See Broad Overview of Various Programs and Movements (see Note #1 below.)
Balanced Scorecard
Benchmarking
BusinessProcess Re-Engineering
Cultural Change
Continuous Improvement
ISO9000
Knowledge Management
Management by Objectives
Outcomes-Based Evaluation
Program Evaluation
Strategic Planning
Systems Thinking
Total Quality Management


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Managing Organizational Change

Growing Your Organization



Managing Organizational Change

Consulting and Organization Development - Book Cover Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides complete, step-by-step guidelines to identify complex issues in for-profit or government organizations and successfully resolve each of them. This book is also helpful to organizations that are doing fine now, but want to evolve to the next level of performance. This is one of the truly comprehensive, yet practical, books about this complex subject! Includes online forms that can be downloaded. Many materials in this Library's topic about guiding change are adapted from this comprehensive book.
Consulting and Organization Development With Nonprofits - Book Cover Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development With Nonprofits
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Provides complete, step-by-step guidelines to identify complex issues in nonprofit organizations and successfully resolve each of them. This book is also helpful to organizations that are doing fine now, but want to evolve to the next level of performance. This is one of the truly comprehensive, yet practical, books about this complex subject! Includes online forms that can be downloaded. Many materials in this Library's topic about guiding change are adapted from this comprehensive book.

The following books are recommended because of their highly practical nature and often because they include a wide range of information about this Library topic. To get more information about each book, just click on the image of the book. Also, a "bubble" of information might be displayed. You can click on the title of the book in that bubble to get more information, too.



Growing Your Organization

The following books are recommended because of their highly practical nature and often because they include a wide range of information about this Library topic. To get more information about each book, just click on the image of the book. Also, a "bubble" of information might be displayed. You can click on the title of the book in that bubble to get more information, too.



Also See for For-Profits

Strategic Planning -- Recommended Books

Business Development -- Recommended books

Financing Your Business -- Recommended Books

Product Development -- Recommended books

Planning and Project Management -- Recommended Books

Also See for Nonprofits

Strategic Planning -- Recommended Books

Social Entrepreneurship (Nonprofit) -- Recommended Books

Capacity Building (Nonprofit) -- Recommended Books

Fundraising -- Recommended Books

Program Management -- Recommended Books

Planning and Project Management -- Recommended Books

Capacity Building (Nonprofit) -- Recommended Books




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