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Winning, Colin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
ResDiary is a Glasgow-based software company providing software to the hospitality industry. Over a 9-year period the company has grown from 5 to 100 employees and increased annual turnover 20x. In January 2019, the CEO retired from the business and two new CEOs were appointed. This account of practice investigates what organisational changes were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Hospitality Occupations, Corporations
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Abbott, Christine; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The notion of action learning driven innovation is explored with reference to three action-learning projects carried out in the last year and a proposed multi stakeholder project starting in 2016. The authors also provide an account of "innovation", including its rationale and characteristics, and argues for its particular suitability in…
Descriptors: Role, Active Learning, Innovation, Problem Solving
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Harrison, Patricia; Edwards, Carys – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of action learning within a masters educational programme, an MA in Change Management designed and delivered by a collaborative partnership between the Isle of Anglesey County Council (ACC) and Liverpool Business School (LBS), Liverpool John Moores University. The account has been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Organizational Change
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Eckstein, Emiel; Veenhoven, Gert; De Loo, Ivo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
Becoming a "winning organization" when one currently is an "ugly ducking" can be a difficult and strenuous task. BAT Niemeyer in the Netherlands succeeded in making such a transformation over the course of four years. Action learning was used, among other methods, to steer part of this transformation, in which employee…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Employees, Professional Development