Building the Learning Organization: Achieving Strategic Advantage through a Commitment to Learning (Paperback)

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Learning is the key to success and survival in today's workplace.

This essential best-practices toolkit with lessons from world-class leaders - FedEx, Nokia, Alcoa, Whirlpool, Microsoft, and others - tells how to successfully transform an organization into one that not only continually learns from its experiences but quickly translates that knowledge into improved performance.

Rich with hands-on tools and dozens of new examples and case studies, this highly anticipated updated edition of the award-winning Building the Learning Organization puts the power of the author's Systems Learning Organization model into the hands of any manager who wants to participate in building, maintaining, and sustaining the next generation of learning organizations.

About the Author

Michael J. Marquardt, Ed.D. is professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs as well as Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Dr. Marquardt also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning and is the author of 20 books, including Leading with Questions and Optimizing the Power of Action Learning.

Praise For…

Dr. Marquardt's strategies to becoming a learning organization are easily applicable in the corporate setting. If your aim is to develop a learning organization that gains insights into the ever-growing customer expectations, Building the Learning Organization will facilitate your journey.—Simon Reese, Global Revenue Management Advisor, ExxonMobile Lubricants & Specialties, -

This book clearly shows why becoming a learning organization is no longer a choice but a necessity. The real bonus, however, is that it then goes on to detail the practical steps to make it happen.
Clive Watkins, Principal Management Development Consultant, The Management Centre, London, -

Organizations have enjoyed unprecedented success in driving sustainable employee engagement through action learning.
Florence Ho, Senior Lecturer, School of Professional Education & Executive Development, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, -

Once thought a fad twenty years ago, Marquardt makes a compelling case that organizational learning is here to stay.
Hallie Preskill, Executive Director, FSG, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Center, -

Building the Learning Organization has something significant to offer both the researching scholar and practicing CEO. Michael has done an excellent job of highlighting the five subsystems required to create and sustain a learning organization. Most importantly, he has described the complex set of interactions between these subsystems, which should assist organizational leaders with the challenge of how to create a learning organization.—J. Mike Stice, CEO, Chesapeake Midstream Partners, -

Building the Learning Organization is a must-read for researchers, consultants, business practitioners, and anyone who wants to see their organization run faster than their competitors. This book contains both theoretical and practical insights, providing a balanced perspective of what it takes for an organization to learn.—Roland K. Yeo, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & International Business, Kuwait Maastricht Business School, -

Product Details
ISBN: 9781904838326
ISBN-10: 1904838324
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: June 16th, 2011
Pages: 228
Language: English

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