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Oliver, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
Action learning encourages individual reflection, insightful questioning and assumption breaking that result in changes in attitude and behaviour. This learning process provides the potential to explore and solve complex organizational problems such as the question of how to develop a future business strategy. Existing literature on the process of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Management Development, Models
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Oliver, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This paper reflects on the failure of a recent action learning intervention with a UK television company. The aim of the project was to gain insight into the reasons why the viewing figures of their factual programming channels were in decline and to develop a new strategy enabled by the action learning methodology. Unfortunately, this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experiential Learning, Methods, Problems
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Oliver, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
One of the principle tenets of action learning is that it provides the potential to explore and solve complex organisational problems. The question of how best to develop a future business strategy is such a problem. Existing literature on strategy making presents a multi-faceted debate, suggesting that the complexity of competitive environments…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Group Discussion, Role