Designing the Smart Organization: How Breakthrough Corporate Learning Initiatives Drive Strategic Change and Innovation

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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Filling a gap in the literature, this book offers an innovative interdisciplinary approach to learning for corporate strategic development, linking the domains of strategy, organizational design, and learning. To demonstrate how this process drives the boundaries of the practice way beyond the established notion of simple training and management education, the book is filled with detailed case studies from leading global organizations, including Siemens, ABB, BASF, the US Army, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EADS, Novartis, and more. These studies reveal how large-scale corporations are using the power of dynamic corporate learning approaches to drive innovation, enhance cultural values, master post-merger integration, transform business models, enhance leadership culture, build technological expertise, foster strategic change processes, and ultimately increase bottom line results.

For any company that wants to compete in the 21st century, Designing the Smart Organization offers inspiring perspectives for integrating corporate learning as a core business practice that will create sustainable strategic and organizational capabilities.

 

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Contents

Contents
1
Figures Part One
3
Exhibit 10
10
1 Expanding the Paradigm of Learning
23
2 The Seven Dimensions of Learning
35
1 Five Levels of Learning Linking
48
4 Transforming the Corporate Learning
55
3 Key External Service Providers in the Extended
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Values from the Bottom Up EnBW
165
1 EnBWs Ten Corporate Values
176
The perspectives Project BASF
185
1 The Four Cornerstones of BASF 2015
187
3 Reinventing the Value Curve
193
6 The BASF Business Model
199
Leadership Learning Network U S Army
209
Empowering People to Decide
219

Learning
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1 The Dynamic of the Strategic Process
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2 Three Fundamentally Different Rationales
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Case Studies
83
Exhibit P2 1 Case Study Overview
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Architecture Unicredit
91
1 The Four Threads of Siemens
128
4 The Comprehensive Learning Architecture
138
Initiative Reinvented an Ailing Business ABB
143
1 Objectives and Outcome of First
157
2 Aligning Formal and Informal Knowledge
225
Going Places
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1 The Ulysses Journey Time Frame
244
Managing the Strategic Asset of CuttingEdge
257
Leadership Learning as Competitive Strategy in
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The Worlds Largest Customer Focus
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The Author
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Roland Deiser is the founder and executive chairman of the European Corporate Learning Forum (ECLF) and serves as a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication. He is an internationally recognized expert on strategy, organizational design, and innovation, with a focus on building strategic capabilities into large-scale systems. His professional work is strongly rooted both in both academia and practice.

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