Accession Number:

ADA364145

Title:

Analysis of Learning Organization Theories and their Application to Public Organizations.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

There has been much written in the last few years on the concepts of learning organizations. Learning organization concepts have been applied to private organizations with some success. The question remains--can these same learning organization characteristics apply as effectively to public-sector organizations Many theories of learning organizations exist. Those of Peter Senge, Michael Narquardt, and David Garvin are discussed. Although there are inherent impediments to the adoption of learning organization concepts by public organizations, there are some actions that can be taken to provide a more hospitable environment. Among them are the need for incentives for individuals, and organizations removal of hierarchiesboundaries collaborative tools cultural changes personnel training and, most importantly, support from Congress during the change process.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE