Abstracts: January 11th, 2001

Mahoney RThe Learning Organization, (UK), 2000 Vol 7 No 5

Start page: 241. No of pages: 3

Argues that leadership must occur at all levels in an organization if it is to be a learning organization, and that all employees must be encouraged to comment on and participate in decisions. Based on personal experience of working in many UK organizations in both the public and private sectors, gives his views on the possibility of deriving a template of what makes a good leader (impossible); on how to lead people effectively; and how to test whether the organization in which one works is a learning organization. Underlines that it is the responsibility of all employees to create a learning organization, not just the chief executive. Also gives brief advice on bringing outside consultants to help with the change to a learning organization.


Style: Wholly theoretical. ISSN: 0969-6474. Reference: 29AZ023

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