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ERIC Number: EJ821479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Facilitating Organizational Development through Action Learning--Some Practical and Theoretical Considerations
Donnenberg, Otmar; De Loo, Ivo
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v1 n2 p167-184 Sep 2004
Action learning programmes are supposed to result in both personal and organizational development. However, organizational development can be negligible because, as the term implies, a connection must be secured between what has been learned by action learning participants and other members of an organization. Here, the facilitation and analysis of how to institutionalise action learning principles is explored through a theoretical framework. This framework is built around the following concepts: scripts, lean thinking and mindsets. Thereafter, two case studies are offered that exemplify how organizations might operationalise these concepts through action learning programmes that intend, from the outset, to foster organizational development. The evidence suggests that success depends--among other factors--upon the cognitively held beliefs of the set advisor and the prevailing organizational culture. (Contains 2 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands