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ERIC Number: EJ813952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Action Learning in Action: Achieving Change with Limited Resources
Grzybowski, Anne
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v12 n4 p110-116 Oct 2008
Implementing change is always difficult. It is even more difficult when change is not a priority for anyone else, individuals do not have the authority to tell people to "just do it" and they do not have the resources to "do it themselves". These are some of the challenges the Records Management Section at the University of Edinburgh faces, but it is gradually overcoming them using a methodology inspired by action learning. Action learning is a flexible way of engaging colleagues with an institution's change, ensuring their change is business focused and leveraging their professional resources across their organisation. During the process colleagues feel supported and empowered and develop new skills and understanding. In this article, the author describes this action learning-inspired methodology and suggests that this can also be used for any change project. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom