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ERIC Number: EJ873228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Collective Learning: A Way over the Ridge to a New Organizational Attractor
Backstrom, Tomas
Learning Organization, v11 n6 p466-477 2004
A theoretical model of collective learning has been developed based on complex systems theory. The need for collective learning is illustrated by an empirical study of an "unsuccessful" organizational-renewal project in a Swedish Telecom firm. The conclusion, using chaordic systems thinking as a diagnostic framework, is that its interior was underdeveloped. A suggestion is given for use of collective learning to develop the organizational-mind domain of the telecom firm in order to make the desired organizational-behavior change more likely to occur. Collective learning is drawn apart for analytical purposes into four abilities: relationics, correlation, internal model, and praxis. It was possible to operationalize the theoretical model into a questionnaire and the model functioned well when analyzing the answers in a way that could be understood and accepted by the respondents of the questionnaire, and to give a base for work on improvements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden