Demystifying Organizational Learning

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

Demystifying Organizational Learning

Author: Raanan Lipshitz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236542

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.

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.

Organizational Learning Capability

Author: Arthur K. Yeung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356267

Page: 232

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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.

Learning in Action

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

Learning in Action

Author: David A. Garvin

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578512515

Page: 256

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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.

Community based Control of Invasive Species

Lipshitz R, Popper M (2000) Organizational learning in a hospital. The Journal of
Applied Behavioral Science 36, 345–361. doi:10.1177/0021886300363005
Lipshitz R, Friedman V, Popper M (2007) Demystifying Organizational Learning.

Community based Control of Invasive Species

Author: Theodore Alter

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1486308880

Page: 288

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Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdensome commitments. Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of research by leading scholars in natural resource and human behavioural sciences, which involved government and citizen groups in Australia and the United States. It examines questions including, 'how can citizens be engaged in voluntarily managing invasive species?', 'what communication strategies will ensure good motivation and coordination?' and 'how can governing bodies support citizens in their efforts?'. With chapters on institutional frameworks, changing governance, systems thinking, organisational learning, engagement, communication and behavioural change, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in natural resources management.

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 ...

Organizational Learning

Author: Linda Argote

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461452511

Page: 218

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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.

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) ...

Organizational Learning and Performance

Author: Ryan Smerek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190648376

Page: 200

View: 876

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

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 ...

Breaking Free

Author: David M. Noer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787902674

Page: 288

View: 816

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.

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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Demystifying Technical Training

Technical leaders expect the technical training organization to support the
technology and/or process areas they are responsible for. Managers expect the
technical training organization to train their people to ensure they acquire the ...

Demystifying Technical Training

Author: Wendy L. Combs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470634545

Page: 288

View: 531

Praise for Demystifying Technical Training "Demystifying Technical Training is a must-read for CLOs,managers of training, instructors, and instructional designers. Allwho read it will gain critical insights into how to lower the costand improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning." —Wm. Douglas Harward, CEO and founder of TrainingIndustry, Inc. "Individuals interested in and accountable for derivingsignificant value from technical training investments will gaingreat benefit from reading this book and applying itswisdom." —Karen Kocher, CLO at Cigna Healthcare "Demystifying Technical Training is an essential,complete guide for any learning organization. The overviews andconcepts are clearly stated, while the case studies and sidebarsprovide practical examples you can apply in your situation." —Jean Barbazette, president of The Training Clinic andauthor of Managing the Training Function for Bottom-LineResults "Considering the cost of acquiring and developing talent, whywouldn't all CEO/COOs insist on investing in people to improveresults and reduce risk? This book demystifies the process ofdeveloping technical experts to increase the return on investmentin human capital. Bravo!" —Martin J. Menard, former group CIO at IntelCorporation "Technical training is a key to sustaining competitiveness inthe new economy. Learn how to leverage and optimize its value inyour organization through this wonderfully insightful and practicalresource." —Dr. Arthur L. Jue, director of global organizationand talent development at Oracle and co-author of Social Mediaat Work: How Networking Tools Propel OrganizationalPerformance "Don't be misled by the title—this book—whilefocusing on the often segmented world of domain specific jobskills—provides guidance valid for the full spectrum ofworkforce learning from soft-skills to 'technical' skills." —Ruth Clark, principal and president of Clark Training& Consulting and author of e-Learning and the Science ofInstruction

Demystifying the School Psychology Internship

Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and
organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist, 58 ...
Overcoming organizational defenses: Facilitating organizational learning. Boston
: Allyn & Bacon.

Demystifying the School Psychology Internship

Author: Daniel S. Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136639055

Page: 190

View: 232

If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.

Learning by Design

This book advances a design-based approach for the investigation and creation of sustainable organizations.

Learning by Design

Author: A. B. (Rami) Shani

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631232773

Page: 240

View: 149

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.

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.

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607090511

Page: 166

View: 739

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.

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

In 2004 , he was a postdoctoral scholar in Organizational Learning for Homeland
Security with the Center for ... interests include the Colombian drug trade ,
counter - narcotics law enforcement , terrorism , intelligence , and organization
theory .

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Author:

Publisher:

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Page: 258

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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 ) ...

Learning Organizations

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 150

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Demystifying Grant Seeking

Chapter Four is where you learn about your organization and its programs ; you
begin asking targeted questions of your CEO and program staff and choosing
one top - priority program to be your initial focus for grant seeking . In Chapter
Five ...

Demystifying Grant Seeking

Author: Larissa Golden Brown

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN:

Page: 241

View: 463

Discusses ways to successfully navigate the grant-seeking process using a five-step system that helps both fundraising novices and professionals.

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 ) ...

Organizational Learning

Author: Michael D. Cohen

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 611

View: 658

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.

Demystifying Measurement and Evaluation

Example of Tactical Use of Level 1 Data An organization used a standard 25-item
questionnaire at the completion of every training program, administered both in
paper-based and electronic formats. Each line of business within the ...

Demystifying Measurement and Evaluation

Author: Toni De Tuncq

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868411

Page: 24

View: 268

Proving that your training programs are effective is necessary for justifying costs, making improvements, and establishing and maintaining adequate budgets. "Demystifying Measurement and Evaluation" will show you how to determine business-driven objectives, devise practical ways to collect data, plan for measurement and evaluation, analyze data quickly, and accurately present data--in a way that is practical and accessible.

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 ...

Demystifying Evaluation

Author: Noreen Clark

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 69

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