Today, I had a meeting with one of my team mates, Peter, to discuss our findings on the mini projects and start making the presentation. The meeting was at 4 and I was a little behind the target I had set to reach before the meeting. Anyways, I got up in the morning with a fire alarm buzzing in my ears. It is really bugging the amount of drills these people have. Well, but it was good that it happened today because when I checked my watch it was already 12! I went back to my room and after taking a bath started working on the project. I went to the library around 3 and continued my work there. My teammate arrived at around 4. We had our discussion and we started with the presentation on Organizational Learning.
While reading the literature on Organzational Learning, I realized how important it is to have it in organizations. It is one of the major practices an organization should follow if they see themselves working and being successful in the long run. I realized how important it is to have a vision for future and work towards it rather than just tackling the problems of today. I thought to myself if a manager or a stakeholder of a company really wanted to be in the business 30 years down the line, he without even reading the literature should apply the principles of a learning organization. After reading about it I realized how common they are and how easily they should come to the mind of managers. Yet, we always tend to ignore them and concentrate on tackling the problems of today. The thing about continuous learning and improvement applies to every field. If you even have to make a living in this world you have to continuously change and adapt to the ever changing circumstances. It was a healthy and a timely realization I feel.
In the evening, we had a buffet which was virtually a metting with our Personal Tutors. It was pretty good and went really well.
I hope to continue to learn tomorrow and build upon my presentations.