A learning organization is the term given to a company that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself. Learning organizations develop as a result of the pressures facing modern organizations which enable them to remain competitive in the business environment. A learning organization has five main features: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision and team learning. It encourages organizations to shift to a more interconnected way of thinking. Organizations should become more like communities that employees can feel a commitment to.
Organizations do not organically develop into learning organizations. There are factors prompting the change. As organizations grow, they lose their capacity to learn because structures and individual thinking become rigid. When problems arise, the proposed solutions often turn out to be short-term and re-emerge in the future. To remain competitive, organizations need to create a competitive advantage and the organizations need to learn faster than their competitors.
The program aims to: objectives are to:
1.Develop a better understanding of the concept of a learning organization
2.Help organizations tap potential for learning in their employees, by understanding the relevance of the latest information from brain research, emotional intelligence, learning potentials, curves, its linkages with training and learning organisation
3.Introduce the fundamental principles of developing learning teams within the organisation
4.Improve individual skills in creative thinking , brain storming , memory,presentation, planning ,decision making and strategic thinking
5.Initiate action plans to help an organization work on the learning blocks, mental models, shared vision, personal mastery, systems thinking and team learning to help become a learning organization.