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Learning Organisations

Developing learning organisations is our specialty                  

What is a learning organisation?

Organisational learning is the ability of an organisation to gain insight and understanding from experience through experimentation, observation, analysis, and a willingness to examine both successes and failures… and then respond to that learning.

Learning Organisations are organisations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together. (Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline, 1990).

What would a learning organisation have?

Learning organisations

  • Provide continuous learning opportunities
  • Use learning to reach their goals
  • Link individual performance with organisational performance
  • Foster inquiry and dialogue, making it safe for people to share openly and take risks – discuss problems openly and listen to each other.
  • Embrace creative tension as a source of energy and renewal
  • Are continuously aware of and interact with their environment
  • Encourage people at all levels, individually and collectively, to continually increase their capacity to produce results they really care about.

Results of becoming a learning organisation

  • An open and supportive culture
  • Learning and hard-earned experience are valued
  • Everyone shares and contributes to the same vision
  • Staff enjoy their work – enhancing and revitalising the workplace
  • Clients and stakeholders are satisfied
  • You benefit from highly effective work practices and initiatives

How do we help you become a learning organisation?

  1. Listening – first we discuss your organisational development needs and goals with you
  2. Assessing – we conduct surveys and staff interviews to check and evaluate strengths, weaknesses, training needs and your organisational culture
  3. Reporting – we make recommendations to your management team, tailored to your unique situation
  4. Implementing – we undertake integrated training, facilitate policy development, evaluation, strategic planning, team development or whatever is needed
  5. Support and guidancewe ensure effective monitoring of all facets of the implementation process
  6. Evaluating – we report on results after implementation, then review again in 6 months to ensure lasting success