500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization
'Learning Organization' has been one of the buzz phrases of recent years, yet what exactly does it mean? How can you strive to become a learning organization? Is they theory really applicable? The answer is in your hands!
As the authors say in the introduction to their book: 'We wrestled with some of the bigger, broader, hazier concepts and checked out what is really happening. We looked back through learning theory and compared it to practice, then whittled it down to practical tips. We applied what we know about the dynamics of systems and found workable advice'.
In short, this book takes a nebulous concept and transforms it into practical advice.
With expert tips for all types of organizations, this inspirational guide provides a no-nonsense summary of how to create a learning organization by focusing on a number of key areas that will help you whether you are: deciding your vision for learning; benefiting from flexible learning; developing your own learning; improving collaborative learning; developing systems for learning; building a centre of learning in your organization.
At last - practical advice on a topic clouded by theory!
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A Vision for Learning
What is a learning organization?
Deciding on your organizations vision
Ten steps to sharing strategic thinking
Learning with and from customers
Leading a learning organization
Learning about the future
Cultivating wellness at work
Reducing the bystander effect
Creating group intimacy
Setting personal goals
Setting shared goals
some gender issues
Learning methodologies terms ways and means
Learning to learn
A Flexible Approach to Learning
Why use flexible learning?
Using resourcebased learning
Benefits of flexible learning for learners
Benefits of flexible learning for trainers
Benefits of flexible learning for human resource professionals
Benefits of flexible learning for organizations
Choosing published flexible learning materials
Choosing computerbased learning materials
Learning how to do your job better
Helping people to learnbydoing
Learning through feedback
Learning from things that go wrong
Motivation and wanting to learn
Motivation and needing to learn
Learning how to manage your time
Planning with a pen
Establishing groundrules for collaborative learning
Conflict in groupwork
Tollowership skills development
Systems for Learning
Learning about quality
ISO 9000 and the learning organization
Investing in People in the learning organization
How to Build a Centre of Learning in Your Organization
What is the curriculum for an organizations learning centre?
Developing your learning advisors
Make your senior managers into professors
Reward recognition and evaluation