Learning Organization Atlas Framework Web Tool

The learning organization is recognized as a concept that can improve the competitiveness of the organization. However, there is lack of tools that will assist the development of the learning organization. We present the Learning Organization Atlas Framework web tool that can be used to assist the development of the learning organization. The tool consists of four parts: identify, atlas, \ alignment and roadmap. Through these parts the organization can benchmark itself against the characteristics of the learning organization, identify how the organization is aligned for different facets and entities, and identify strategies and actions that can be used to become a learning organization.

Hidden Champions of the Republic of Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia is a small landlocked country with nice people, tasty food, and a lot of sunny days. Throughout its history, the present-day territory of Macedonia has been a crossroads for both traders and conquerors moving between the European continent and
Asia Minor. Each of these transiting powers has left its mark upon the region, giving rise to a rich and varied cultural and historical tradition. For over 500 years, until 1912, Macedonia was under the rule of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. After the Second Balkan War, the territory
of Macedonia was divided between Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. After that, the present-day area of the Republic of Macedonia was incorporated into the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. After the Second World War, the Republic of Macedonia
became one of the constituent republics of the new Socialist Federal Republic of …

 

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Learning organisation review – a “good” theory perspective

The purpose of this paper is to perform integrative literature review of the learning organisation (LO) concept, on the basis of the results of the literature review to assess the concept on the principles of “good” theory, and provide future avenues for LO concept clarification and development.

Full paper at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/TLO-12-2014-0067

Learning Organisation Modelling Patterns

In a continuously changing external environment the learning organization can provide a competitive advantage. However, the concept has been largely criticized for lack of conceptual clarity and operational imprecision. This has strongly undermined the possibility for development of learning organization models. The aim of this paper is to identify the generative mechanism of the learning organization by applying pattern-oriented modelling. This is achieved through development of a learning organization conceptual model that contains learning as a central domain supported by an additional 10 domains organized into four pillars: direction (vision and strategy), infrastructure (structure, technology and processes), informal (culture, power, politics) and change (leadership and change). Through development of patterns for each domain of the model, the Learning Levels and the relation ‘transcend and embed’ were identified as generative mechanisms of the learning organization.

Full paper at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/kmrp.2014.22