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ERIC Number: EJ1059155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
"Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply": Reflections on a Failed Action Learning Application
Reese, Simon
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v12 n1 p78-84 2015
This paper reflects upon a sub-optimal action learning application with a strategic business re-design project. The objective of the project was to improve the long-term business performance of a subsidiary business and build the strategic plan. Action learning was introduced to aid the group in expanding their view of the real problems confronting the business and simultaneously implement a learning method to improve the organization's leadership team's critical thinking as a whole. Ultimately, the goal was the creation of organizational learning as the project progressed through an integrative, systems problem-solving approach. The author uncovered that corporate culture was an insurmountable hurdle in reaching the optimal application of action learning. The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the application of action learning and outline probable reasons for the failure in reaching the ultimate application of action learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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