Summary of Building an Innovative Learning Organization

A Framework to Build a Smarter Workforce, Adapt to Change, and Drive Growth

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Building an Innovative Learning Organization book summary
A learning culture makes any organization stronger, more resilient and more prepared for the future.


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General Electric, Google, Netflix, Starbucks and PricewaterhouseCoopers are all “learning organizations” with vibrant “learning cultures.” Corporate learning expert Russell Sarder tells you how your company can join their ranks and become an organization that fosters continuous learning for sound strategic reasons. He explains why an emphasis on learning makes any workforce stronger. While he covers mostly familiar ground, getAbstract finds that Sarder provides a solid foundation for HR executives, corporate strategists and executives who want to gain from the advantages of developing a learning organization.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why learning organizations stay successful and competitive,
  • How to create a learning culture, and
  • How to formulate your organization’s learning plan.


Your Competitive Edge
To remain competitive, your company must engage in one all-important, essential action on a routine basis: learning. For proof, consider the typical buggy-whip manufacturer at the turn of the 20th century. With no learning and therefore no vision or knowledge of changing...
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About the Author

Russell Sarder is CEO of NetCom Learning and of Sarder, Inc., which includes LearningGG, LearningCMS, Sarder Learning and Ebiz9. It publishes Technology and Training magazine and produces interviews with learning professionals for Sarder TV.

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    Andrew Cherrie 7 months ago
    Predictable in places nevertheless a useful reminder of the importance of being a learner and developing a cilulture to match.
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    Ahmed Masoud 7 months ago
    Very effective and applicable book

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