The Fifth Discipline
A review of

The Fifth Discipline

The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

Peter M. SengeCurrency • 2006

Learning To Learn

by David Meyer

When this seminal work appeared in 1990, it was ahead of its time in identifying and describing the learning organization.

Peter M. Senge was a pioneer when he first offered these crucial, applicable lessons for individuals and organizations seeking to learn and evolve. Senge – a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management – broke new theoretical ground about learning organizations in this 1990 classic. It applies advanced systems thinking about learning to concrete practices that businesses can and should embrace today. Anyone working in the corporate world will gain practical insight from Senge’s seminal text.

The “Learning Organization”

As employees evolve into knowledge workers, companies must keep pace by becoming learning organizations in which employees learn and grow collectively to realize their personal and organizational potential. Learning organizations work with vision, values and integrity. They encourage dialogue among employees and vest in systems thinking by focusing on the big picture. Learning organizations encourage people to reexamine their pre-existing assumptions and worldviews.

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    D. B. 1 decade ago
    ..and the companion Fieldbook. Double loop accounting. Has it really been over 20 years??
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    E. D. 1 decade ago
    Like it