Topic: Organizational Learning

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Making It Happen: The Implementation Challenge

About seven years ago, a Fortune 100 corporation began a three-year, $2 million organizational experiment. The goal was to gain a sustainable competitive advantage …

From Spreadsheets to System Dynamics Models

Decision-makers often turn to computer models when they face a problem too “big” to grasp all at once. Having the computer keep track of …

Transforming the Character of a Corporation

We judge others by what they do; we judge ourselves by our intentions.” “What you do thunders so loud, I can’t hear what you …

Shifting the Burden Revisited: Turtles All the Way Down

There is an old story about a student who asked his master, “Teacher, what holds up the world?” The teacher paused for a moment …

Rethinking Leadership in the Learning Organization

How many times have we heard statements like these and simply accepted them as “the way things are?” CEOs and other top executives talk …

The Process of Dialogue: Creating Effective Communication

Consider any complex, potentially volatile issue — Arab-Israeli relations; the problems between the Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians; the U.S. deficit, healthcare costs, or labor/management …

Ishmael: Cultural Dialogue

“TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.” Thus begins Ishmael, a compelling exploration of our shared assumptions …

A Journey Through Organizational Change

In the 1970s and 1980s, Digital Equipment Corporation was a successful, thriving computer manufacturer, second only to industry giant IBM. The company’s networking business, …

When to Simulate

Systems thinking offers an array of tools — from systems archetypes to computer models — for improving the quality of decision making. Knowing which …

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 …