Learning Practices

Learning Practices : Assessment and Action for Organizational Improvement

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For courses in Organizational Development, Change Management, Organizational Learning, Organizational Assessment. Part of the Organizational Development Series.Unlike other texts on the subject-that tend to be too technical, too conceptual, or too dogmatic-this book offers a practical, hands-on, pluralistic approach to building learning capability that is consistent with OD principles and that carefully explores the links between learning, corporate strategy, and knowledge management. Through a systematic series of applied exercises, it shows students how learning in, of, and among organizations can be recognized, analyzed, and put into practice through a variety of learning actions and styles that improve organizational performance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 155 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130173800
  • 9780130173805

Table of contents

I. PROFILES OF LEARNING: CURRENT AND STRATEGIC. 1. The Competitive Edge: Learning for Strategic Advantage. 2. Assessing Learning in Your Team or Company: Learning Orientations. 3. Assessing the Conditions for Learning: Facilitating Factors. 4. Recognizing Your "Best Possible" Learning Profile. II. LEARNING CHOICES, LEARNING INTERVENTIONS. 5. Ways to Enhance or Shift Learning Orientations. 6. Promoting the Conditions for Learning. 7. Learning Across Team and Corporate Boundaries. III. THE ADVANTAGED LEARNER. 8. Making Learning Investments: Learning Portfolios and Architectures. 9. Critical Challenges in Learning "Best Practices". 10. The Learning Horizon. References. Index.
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About Anthony J. Dibella

ANTHONY J. DIBELLA is President of Organization Transitions, Inc., a consulting firm engaged in applied research and training on learning and change issues in organizations, and Adjunct Professor of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Organizational Learning. As an educator and thought leader in organizational effectiveness, culture, and change management, Dr. DiBella has consulted with a diverse set of companies and has also taught at Boston College, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Rhode Island. His book, How Organizations Learn: An Integrated Strategy for Building Learning Capability, was co-authored with Edwin Nevis in 1998. Tony is a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning and a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.
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