Topic: Organizational Learning

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An Infrastructure for Organizational Transformation at Shell Oil

One of the most valuable insights I ever received on transforming organizations came from my study of physics. My early studies of classical physics …

Decision-Making: The Empowerment Challenge

Imagine that you work for a company that has created a powerful and compelling shared vision. Furthermore, you and your colleagues have established a …

Using Systems Thinking “On-Line”: Listening for Competing Hypotheses

A common approach for using systems thinking in a group setting is to set aside a specific time to explore a significant issue containing …

The Leader’s Journey

Much has been written over the years about leadership — the skills required, the dynamics involved, the characteristics displayed by outstanding leaders, and so …

Creating Business Results Through Team Learning

As of 1993, Sigma Tech (a fictional name) was one of the most successful small corporations in the U.S. The company’s business was both …

From Causal Loop Diagrams to Computer Models–Part I

Imagine you are the human resources director for a company in a rapidly growing industry. Your latest strategy meeting focused on developing a human …

Stewardship: A New Employment Covenant

The latest casualty of the changes sweeping through corporate America is the lifetime employment contract — the implicit agreement that provided employees with economic …

Thinking Systemically About Strategy

During the mid-1980s, a large high-technology company launched a project to begin thinking more systemically about strategy. “COPEX” (a fictional name) designed, manufactured, sold, …

Building a Core Competence in Community

I recently worked with a group in a high-tech computer company that once had a very alive sense of community. The people felt more …

Organizational Learning and Leadership Development at EDS

Evaluating a program on “learning how to learn” is difficult using traditional quantitative criteria. Fritjof Capra, author of The Turning Point, offers these guidelines …