The learning organisation - making it practical.
Peter Senge in his seminal work, the fifth discipline identifies 5 components of a learning organisation as set out in the diagram above.
All of them need to be present. An effective business needs to unify head and heart, results and pattern, left and right brain activity. The leader has to walk the talk and conceptualise and explain her ideas - and propagate these activities as best they can in their organisations.
A key principle of effective delivery is systems thinking - generally we're quite poor at that in the UK. If people understand the POINT of the systems they work in and how they relate to company's purpose this becomes the basis of developing a shared vision. Continuous attention and action to these areas delivers the company's ability to learn as a team, to innovate and to transform the organisation and the people that work in it.
Acquiring and developing skills in line with the company's purpose makes the company responsive and lets it develop new products, systems and ways of engaging customers quicker than the competition.
This stakes out a real, first mover's advantage on the next wave of opportunity. Growing a company means getting on to successive waves faster than the competition.
What we can do for you
We can work with you to help you transform your business towards innovation because we understand how to use
- Market and Product Research Techniques
- Mental Models
- The underlying psychology of communication and motivation
- Advanced Training Techniques
- Systems thinking
We run bespoke in house workshops and offer one to one consultancy. We offer tools to help you understand the psychology of motivation and learning and we can design bespoke training programmes for you. One tool you might particularly like is the BrainMap which will help you assess your style of thinking. More information here.