Learning Organisation

The concept of a learning organisation does not involve a specified organisatonal design, but instead describes an organisational mind set or philosophy that has significant design implications. A learning organisation is an organisation that has developed the capacity to continuously adopt and change because all members take an active role in identifying and resolving work related issues. In a learning organisation, employees are practicing knowledge management by continually acquiring and sharing new knowledge and are willing to apply that knowledge in making decisions and performing their work. Some organisational design, Theorists even go so far as to say that an organisation's ability to learn and apply that learning as they perform the organisations's work may be the only sustainable source of competitive advantage.


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