- THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE- THE ART AND PRACTICE OF THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION (Peter M. Senge, 20014)
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SUMMARY OF DISCIPLINES OF THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION
l Personal Mastery.
It is the mental foundation of an organization. It means every member should understand their goals, be concentrate and keep patient. The stronger willingness on study that members have, the stronger organization will be.
l Systems Thinking.
Systems thinking require member have a clear big picture of the long-term development of the company. It leads people to view things as a whole, which help people to have better analysis both for static and dynamic.
l Mental Models.
Improving mental models is quite complicated, because it asks members to express what they really think in their heart, and encourage open mind and brain storming. Hence, the suggested solutions here can be workshop?
l Building Shared Vision.
It requires all members share a same value and goals. With the help of the shared vision, people will have more passion in work.
It contains three dimensions: personal vision, team vision, organization vision.
l Team Learning.
According to different members’ characters, different member can learn what they want during the working process. Deep conversation is preferred. Personal views are encouraged. In addition, team learning is more important than personal learning. Members should be united. (Similar to Building shared vision)
Overall review: The most important concept I learn from the five disciplines of the learning orgnization is about "attitude" on learning. It is a critically intangible value for the organization. "Working while learning" is more than just enjoying your job. It is more about a sense of fulfilment of your life. This five disciplines are a very high level situation that requires employees and employers to keep this mindset all life long. I think the difficulty for utilizising this concept in China is most employees are busy in earning a living and they do not have the luxury or unable to realize the importance of the learning orgnazation. However, recently, more and more SMEs in China with young leaders show the potential of utilizing the five disciiplines of the learning orgnazations.
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