Demystifying Organizational Learning

Demystifying Organizational Learning

This book presents a solid, research-based conceptual framework that demystifies organizational learning and bridges the gap between theory and practice.

Author: Raanan Lipshitz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452236544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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This book presents a solid, research-based conceptual framework that demystifies organizational learning and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Using an integrative approach, authors Raanan Lipshitz, Victor Friedman and Micha Popper provide practitioners and researchers with tools for understanding organizational learning under real-world conditions.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge

This is an overview of how the concept of organisational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going.

Author: Meinolf Dierkes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198295820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 979

View: 649

This is an overview of how the concept of organisational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Learning Capability

Organizational Learning Capability

Based on both empirical research and practice experience, this book gives managers the tools to do just that. Organizational learning capability is the capacity to generate and generalize ideas with impact.

Author: Arthur K. Yeung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195356268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 866

Organizational learning matters now more than ever. In today's hypercompetitive business environment, successful executives must be able to discover opportunities, face problems, and pursue innovative ideas, then turn those ideas into action throughout an organization. Based on both empirical research and practice experience, this book gives managers the tools to do just that. Organizational learning capability is the capacity to generate and generalize ideas with impact. Managers generate new ideas in four basic ways: experimentation, in which organizations learn by trying many new products and processes; continuous improvement, in which they learn by constantly improving what they have done before and mastering each step in a process before moving on to other processes; knowledge acquisition, in which they learn by encouraging individuals and teams to acquire new knowledge continuously; and benchmarking, in which they learn by studying how other groups do things and trying to adapt their techniques. Each learning types leads to different performance consequences. Managers must also be able to generalize information through technology, movement of people, incentives, and learning processes. By both generating and generalizing ideas with impact, managers have a blueprint for making learning happen. Learning may not be sustained, however, unless it is congruent with the larger business context--the organization's strategy and culture and the industry's characteristics. Unfortunately, just as organizations develop learning capabilities, they also suffer from certain learning disabilities. This book outlines common disabilities and the means to overcome them. The authors assist practicing managers by providing several examples of successful and unsuccessful organizations and describing the ways in which they have helped organizations improve learning capability in their consulting practices. Based on detailed case studies, a review of past literature, and data gleaned from a worldwide survey of companies,Organizational Learning Capability is an accessible and useful guide for managers competing in the information economy. This book turns abstract ideas into practice, offers tools that managers can use, and presents a simple yet profound road map for making learning a reality.
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning in Action

Learning in Action

David Garvin helps managers make the leap from theoretical ideal to actual practice.

Author: David A. Garvin

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1578512514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 828

David Garvin helps managers make the leap from theoretical ideal to actual practice. In addition to describing the basic steps in any learning cycle, he examines the critical challenges facing managers at each of these stages. Garvin delineates three modes of learning and illustrates these learning modes in complete, richly detailed case studies of organizations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Learning

Organizational Learning

Huberman, B. A. (2001). The dynamics of organizational learning. ... Opportunity
and constraint: Organizations' learning from the operating and competitive
experience of industries. Strategic ... Demystifying organizational learning.
Thousand ...

Author: Linda Argote

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461452515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 493

Why do some organizations learn at faster rates than others? Why do organizations "forget"? Could productivity gains acquired in one part of an organization be transferred to another? These are among the questions addressed in Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining and Transferring Knowledge. Since its original publication in 1999, this book has set the standard for research and analysis in the field. This fully updated and expanded edition showcases the most current research and insights, featuring a new chapter that provides a theoretical framework for analyzing organizational learning and presents evidence about how the organizational context affects learning processes and outcomes. Drawing from a wide array of studies across the spectrum of management, economics, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Learning explores the dynamics of learning curves in organizations, with particular emphasis on how individuals and groups generate, share, reinforce, and sometimes forget knowledge. With an increased emphasis on service organizations, including healthcare, Linda Argote demonstrates that organizations vary dramatically in the rates at which they learn—with profound implications for productivity, performance, and managerial and strategic decision making.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Learning and Performance

Organizational Learning and Performance

Organizational learning. Annual Review of Sociology, 14, 319–340. Lipshitz, R.,
Friedman, V.J., & Popper, M. (2007). Demystifying organizational learning.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Lipshitz, R., Popper, M., Friedman, V.J. (
2002) ...

Author: Ryan Smerek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190648374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Acknowledgments -- Organizational learning and performance -- Learning as an individual -- Three metaphors of learning as an individual -- Thinking dispositions that foster learning -- Building a learning culture -- Transparency and pursuing truth -- Big picture thinking and learning -- Learning from failure -- Learning and innovation -- Leadership and building a learning culture -- References -- Appendix: learning culture survey
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning by Design

Learning by Design

Author: A. B. (Rami) Shani

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 063123277X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 907

This book advances a design-based approach for the investigation and creation of sustainable organizations. The learning-by-design framework is utilized to examine learning in six successful companies in different industries and national settings and provides a roadmap for improving systematic learning in organizations. Investigates learning-by-design in successful companies. Focuses on the choices organizations make about the design of learning mechanisms. Built around six detailed case studies taken from different industries and national settings. Provides a framework for improving the conditions for systematic and sustainable learning in organizations. Offers a clear process model for action and change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Organizational learning : Creating , retaining , and transferring knowledge .
Administrative Sciences Quarterly , 45 , 622-624 . Leithwood , K. ... Demystifying
organizational learning . Thousand Oaks , CA : Sage . McDermott , R.M. , & O'Dell
, C.

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ISBN: UVA:X030586988

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

The purpose of this book is to clearly define an approach to school improvement that uses professional learning community (PLC) practices to achieve school improvement and success for every student.

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607090519

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 653

The purpose of this book is to clearly define an approach to school improvement that uses professional learning community (PLC) practices to achieve school improvement and success for every student. This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a PLC, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement. As school leaders proactively lead efforts to create learning communities, their schools, districts, and staff will incorporate knowledge, skills, and practices that focus on teaching and learning for all. The authors' findings will assist leaders, change agents, policy makers, and university faculty in guiding schools toward creating and maintaining PLCs as they sustain school improvement for student learning.
Categories: Education

Learning Organizations

Learning Organizations

For organizations to take this journey , they have to identify the key features of
organizational learning and , more importantly to shift their paradigm from
business to learning . DEMYSTIFYING THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION Garvin (
1993 ) ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073660292

Category: Organizational change

Page: 150

View: 342

Categories: Organizational change

Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare

Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare

This book will address the long-standing challenges in healthcare informatics and provide pragmatic recommendations on how to deal with them.

Author: Prashant Natarajan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315389318

Category: Medical

Page: 210

View: 941

Healthcare transformation requires us to continually look at new and better ways to manage insights – both within and outside the organization today. Increasingly, the ability to glean and operationalize new insights efficiently as a byproduct of an organization’s day-to-day operations is becoming vital to hospitals and health systems ability to survive and prosper. One of the long-standing challenges in healthcare informatics has been the ability to deal with the sheer variety and volume of disparate healthcare data and the increasing need to derive veracity and value out of it. Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare investigates how healthcare organizations can leverage this tapestry of big data to discover new business value, use cases, and knowledge as well as how big data can be woven into pre-existing business intelligence and analytics efforts. This book focuses on teaching you how to: Develop skills needed to identify and demolish big-data myths Become an expert in separating hype from reality Understand the V’s that matter in healthcare and why Harmonize the 4 C’s across little and big data Choose data fi delity over data quality Learn how to apply the NRF Framework Master applied machine learning for healthcare Conduct a guided tour of learning algorithms Recognize and be prepared for the future of artificial intelligence in healthcare via best practices, feedback loops, and contextually intelligent agents (CIAs) The variety of data in healthcare spans multiple business workflows, formats (structured, un-, and semi-structured), integration at point of care/need, and integration with existing knowledge. In order to deal with these realities, the authors propose new approaches to creating a knowledge-driven learning organization-based on new and existing strategies, methods and technologies. This book will address the long-standing challenges in healthcare informatics and provide pragmatic recommendations on how to deal with them.
Categories: Medical

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

In 2004 , he was a postdoctoral scholar in Organizational Learning for Homeland
Security with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford
University . His research interests include the Colombian drug trade , counter ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074282750

Category: Corrections

Page: 258

View: 557

Categories: Corrections

Breaking Free

Breaking Free

In The Organizational Learning Cycle : How We Can Learn Collectively ( 1994 ) ,
Nancy Dixon does an effective job of demystifying organizational learning and
putting it in an operational context for the working leader . She makes the ...

Author: David M. Noer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787902675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 269

Explore the spiritual side of business The best-selling author of Healing the Wounds writes another prescription for our transition-induced ailments. Here he addresses the self-defeating ways people and organizations react to rapid, seemingly relentless change, and advocates a steady diet of learning as the surest way to break free. Associating various responses to change with four character types -- The Overwhelmed, The Entrenched, The BSers, and The Learners -- the author holds up The Learners as the attainable ideal...and shows how to help those in the other categories pursue the learning path. The ultimate goal: to facilitate transition to a more flexible, self-directed workplace.
Categories: Business & Economics

Changing by Design

Changing by Design

In the first analytic book about Hewlett-Packard, Deone Zell also offers an ethnography of corporate redesign, documenting Hewlett-Packard's radical reorganization of both a manufacturing and a research division.

Author: Deone Zell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801432987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 294

How do corporations achieve change? In the first analytic book about Hewlett-Packard, Deone Zell also offers an ethnography of corporate redesign, documenting Hewlett-Packard's radical reorganization of both a manufacturing and a research division. Because she writes from within the process as it unfolds, Zell is able to demonstrate how the inclusion of employees in every step of redesign can inspire the knowledge and commitment to transform an organization. Hewlett-Packard is among a growing number of companies in the United States exploring what is called sociotechnical systems (STS) redesign. As competitive pressures have grown, interest in STS has increased because it has the potential to catalyze comprehensive organizational change and avoid the pitfalls of a piecemeal or small-scale approach. STS works from the ground up, involving front-line employees in analysis and redesign of the entire organization and in explicit examination of an organization's culture. In Hewlett-Packard's California Personal Computer Division, production operators worked alongside managers to redesign their printed circuit assembly line into self-managing teams of employees. In the Santa Clara Division, a very different workforce of engineers, initially unwilling to standardize their creativity, had to develop commercial applications and become more responsive to customers in order to survive. On the basis of Hewlett-Packard's success, Zell concludes that, with top-level support and a high investment of resources at the outset, redesign can inspire relatively rapid change, especially suitable for organizations in fast-paced environments. As one H-P manager commented, Empowerment is no longer a nice thing to do. It is now a business imperative. --Arthur B. Shostak "Labor Studies Journal"
Categories: Business & Economics

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Organizational learning: The contributing processes and the literatures.
Organization Science, 2(1), ... Dynamic core competences through meta-learning
and strategic context. Journal of ... Demystifying organizational learning.
Thousand Oaks ...

Author: William A. Pasmore

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1780520220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 135

In this diverse volume new methodologies are introduced, such as the strategic fitness process for engaging leaders in better understanding the reactions of employees to strategic change efforts (Beer); Jazz as a metaphor for organizational improvisation (Bernstein & Barrett); and new theories for understanding change processes (Gomez & Ballard).
Categories: Business & Economics

Dynamic Strategic Analysis

Dynamic Strategic Analysis

Sebastian Raisch establishes three models to address these limitations and validates them in a field study of global media enterprises.

Author: Sebastian Raisch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783322818836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 241

While significant insights have been gained, the field of factors underlying firm success is still highly fragmented, often oversimplifies the interrelation between success factors, and remains inherently static in its approach. Sebastian Raisch establishes three models to address these limitations and validates them in a field study of global media enterprises.
Categories: Business & Economics

Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work

Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work

The book also considers the social process of shifting from present organisational structures and practices to new ones.

Author: W.J. Orlikowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412640104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 630

Many organisations are using an increased range of information technologies to support a variety of new organisational practices and organisational forms. The book aims to investigate the integration of information technologies into work places and their effect on work and work-life. Issues include changes in: the nature, quantity and quality of work; power relations; privacy; and aspects of organisational culture. The book also considers the social process of shifting from present organisational structures and practices to new ones.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

School management and organization . 2 . Organizational learning . 3. ...
Contents : The accountability imperative for school counselors Moving beyond
tradition – Demystifying data Measure : a different way of focusing our work --
School ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180418

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Demystifying Evaluation

Demystifying Evaluation

THE CASE STUDY This seminar alternates between actual evaluation work done
at a village site and learning in the seminar or small groups . The seminar ,
therefore , is best conducted by , or in collaboration with , an organization that is ...

Author: Noreen Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032632585

Category: Developing countries

Page: 69

View: 473

Categories: Developing countries

Organizational Learning

Organizational Learning

Demystifying the alchemy of strategic innovation : The role of organizational and
control mechanisms in implementing strategic intent . Paper presented at
Academy of Management Meeting , San Francisco , CA . Cleese , J . M . ( 1988 ,
May 16 ) ...

Author: Michael D. Cohen

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037857417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 611

View: 231

How do organizations learn, change and adapt? The chapters in this book contribute to the development of organizational learning theory in three ways. They delineate its scope, differentiating it from organizational ecology, choice and individual learning; demonstrate the explanatory power of a learning perspective; and illustrate the application of research tools useful for the study of learning.
Categories: Business & Economics