Topic: Management

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Superstitious Learning

The drive toward improvement has become a way of life in corporations today. Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, and other improvement techniques have …

The Learning Organization Journey: Assessing and Valuing Progress

Suppose you have just been appointed the CKO—Chief Knowledge Officer—of your organization. You are responsible for managing the company’s knowledge capital, including how it …

From Event Thinking to Systems Thinking

Your division has been plagued by late launches in its last five new products, and now management has charged you with “getting to the …

The “Living” Company: Extending the Corporate Lifeline

In the 1970s, diversification was the rage. But by the early 1980s, serious doubts had surfaced in the Shell Group about the wisdom of …

Check-in Check-out

Your daughter was sick last night and you didn’t get much sleep. Tony’s car was rear-ended on the way to the office. Vivian has …

Using Organizational Learning Tools to Build Community

The Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is the largest two-year technical college in the U.S., serving nearly 70,000 students with an annual budget of …

Management Accounting: Catalyst for Inquiry or Weapon for Control?

Since the 1950s, accounting has increasingly become the “language” of business. The growing importance of accounting systems since that time has led to two …

Charting a Corporate Learning Strategy

Managers in many companies slay are struggling with one basic question: How do you actually create a learning organization? While the five disciplines described …

Entry Points to Modeling: Listening for “Dilemmas”

One of the biggest contributions that systems thinking can make is to help managers build theories about why things happen the way they do.

Learning Histories: “Assessing” the Learning Organization

Anyone working to build a learning organization will, sooner or later, run up against the challenge of “proving” the value of what he or …