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 Human Resources Blog
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Library's Project Management Blog

Various Perspectives

Review of Peter Senge's "Fifth Discipline" (a seminal book on systems theory and organizations)
Knowledge Management Organizational Learning: @BRINT (tm)
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

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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
BusinessProcess Re-Engineering
Cultural Change
Continuous Improvement
Knowledge Management
Management by Objectives
Program Evaluation
Strategic Planning
Systems Thinking
Total Quality Management

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