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November 07, 2013

The Organisation that learns = LO

I have been so drawn by my PMA, My aim is to master the PMA answering skills because PMAs have come to stay! so I am thinking that if I master the tricks I will be better and faster as time goes on and because really I need to squeeze enough time for the BIG P.-Project. hmmmm.

So about the CBE PMA, I particularly like question 3; with the blend of LO, Deming's System of Profound Knowledge and EFQM. What a way to make me understand these interesting topics the more!.

Firstly, I would like to say that I often find people keep mixing up LO and OL. in short line of sentence I will differentiate these two terms.

OL is the learning (knowledge transfer,reflecting on past experience locally in organisation and learning from it, etc )that occurs within an organization.

while a LO is first of all a place...or an organisation that practices learning so it can be said LO practices OL. As the word Learning describes Organisation so does the word smiling describes Anne.

So who is Anne? answer: The writer

What is Organisation? answer: A place

What is the function of the word "smiling" in the phrase? answer: It is used to describe what Anne is doing

in the same way the word "Learning" is used to describe what the the Organisation is doing.

To successfully initiate OL the initiator must be have personal mastery. Understanding of purpose and true passionate and drive for change, because if these three things are abcent there is a chance that he or she might get discouraged as its a journey that involves people and people are unique and can sometimes be hard work with especially if they are not sharing the same values as you and we must also understand that different people will always be different so Patience is a key attribute for this process. It is also important to build a team to help drive the vision. We must listen but not compromise (Deming, 1993)

I will sign out here to continue with my PMA.....500 words to go! Can't wait to exhale really, just before PIUSS comes knocking.......


Deming, W. E. 1993. The New Economics For Industry, Government & Education. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

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