Becoming A Learning Organisation = Continuous Learning

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Mirjam Neelen

Hopefully, learning professionals realise by now that acquiring content and implementing formal learning solutions (e.g, training) aren’t enough to support organisations and the people who work there to be successful. With Marsick and Watkins (2003), I also hope that both learning professionals and organisations see that simply holding individuals accountable for learning continuously isn’t going to do the trick. We need more. It’s up to organisations to build their capacity to support, encourage, and make use of that learning. Only then can they positively influence organisational performance, job satisfaction, innovation, and so on (Watkins & O’Neill, 2013). And we, the learning professionals, need to step up and help organisations get there.

When looking at research on learning in organisations and how to support it, the terms ‘organisational learning’ and ‘learning organisation’ are right in your face. So, what does the research on organisational learning and the learning organisation…

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