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In Learning Organizations the System is the Star

06/04/2013

By Rod Collins

In response to the corporate efforts to adapt to the new demands of accelerating change and escalating complexity, Peter Senge has identified organizational learning as a critical core competency for meeting the challenges of a faster paced and more complex business world. In his seminal work, The Fifth Discipline, Senge makes the case that most companies fail to adapt to changing business circumstances because they suffer from learning disabilities.

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The Management Wisdom of Complex Adaptive Systems

05/07/2013

By Rod Collins

Traditional management assumes that business organizations are closed systems and that managerial hierarchies are the best way to maintain the equilibrium of the company. That's why conventional wisdom favors elaborate control systems so that managers, like engineers and pilots, can apply immediate corrective action to restore balance when things go awry.

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