Developing Democracy at Work
As our world becomes more complex and uncertain it is crucial for both individuals and organisations to learn regularly and rigorously from their work to enable them to adapt rapidly, capably and continuously to their changing environments - giving them a much higher chance of surviving and developing.
This book proposes a theory of organisations as learning systems, in which success depends on the ability of managers to become direction-givers and on the organisation's capacity for learning continuously. As well as considering the work of other business thinkers, it presents a wide range of experimental models and graphic illustrations to demonstrate both the stagnation which results from the absence of these skills, and the dramatic effects of their positive implementation.
Fully revised and with a new introduction, 'The Learning Organization' is exciting, informative and a challenge to all directors, management educators and the business community at large.