ERIC Number: EJ873283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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From Bureaucratic Organizations to Learning Organizations: An Evolutionary Roadmap
Jamali, D.; Khoury, G.; Sahyoun, H.
Learning Organization, v13 n4 p337-352 2006
Purpose: To track changes in management paradigms from the bureaucratic to the post-bureaucratic to the learning organization model, highlighting core differentiating features of each paradigm as well as necessary ingredients for successful evolution. Design/methodology/approach: The article takes the form of a literature review and critical analysis. Findings: The complexity of the learning organization necessitates gradual evolution. The successful integration of the characteristics of post-bureaucratic firms--empowerment, teamwork, trust, communication, commitment, and flexibility--coupled with an emergent systems perspective can provide improved understanding of how the learning organization disciplines may actually materialize. Originality/value: Linking two traditionally encapsulated areas of research namely post-bureaucratic organizations and learning organizations, highlighting an interesting roadmap for successful convergence of post-bureaucratic organizations towards learning organizations.
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Literature Reviews, Systems Approach, Change Strategies, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizations (Groups), Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, Models, Learning Processes, Knowledge Management, Work Environment, Administrative Organization
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