It’s no secret that over the past decade economic, social and technological forces have intensified significantly, dramatically altering the traditional work environment. External change and forces demand either organizational adaptation or extinction.
Now in its third edition, Building the Learning Organization is a recognized classic in the field. In the years since it has been published, hundreds of organizations worldwide have learned about and applied the learning organizational model and strategies in the book.
Author Michael J. Marquardt is professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs as well as Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Dr. Marquardt also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning and is the author of 20 books. In this new edition of Building the Learning Organization, Marquandt makes a bold assertion:
“As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, organizations must learn even faster and adapt more seamlessly to changes in the environment or they simply will not survive... I predict that within the next ten years, only learning organizations will be left. Companies that do not become learning organizations will soon go the way of the dinosaur; they will die out because they were unable to adjust to the changing environment.”
With case studies from several global corporations, and a review of the key organizational and leadership theories, this book is designed to help learning leaders at all levels understand how to leverage existing resources and build successful learning organizations. Applied effectively, these techniques can result in an organizational culture of learning, and a highly skilled and competitive workforce that helps your organization grow and achieve success.
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