Step-by-Step Guide on Creating a Learning Organisation

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, TALENT MANAGEMENT   |   2 minutes  |   October 21, 2019

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How do you make learning matter in your organisation?

According to Cameron Bishop, CEO and President of SkillPath, the number one problem that prevents a company from prioritising learning, comes from senior management.1

“The biggest mistake I see that keeps an organisation’s learning and development efforts from reaching their full potential is a lack of planning and commitment from the C-suite. Leaders who don’t plan exactly what they want their training to accomplish are wasting resources. In a learning culture, management and human resources work together to define the values, processes and practices that employees, departments and the organisation can use to increase their performance and competencies,” explains Bishop.2

Developing a learning organisation makes business sense. Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, defines a learning organisation as a place “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole (reality) together.”

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