Team learning helps to create a high-performance organization with a culture that embraces its employees as assets, not liabilities.I'm always happy to read articles sent to me by colleagues and so I was pleased to receive this one today about human resource management. I was interested to discover that GE employ people whose title is Chief Learning Officer and whose job it is to empower employees to change through promoting a climate for learning that supports risk taking.
The article goes on to list the fundamental principles that promote learning:
True organizational learning will only occur when leadership and employees believe:
a) Learning from the past is what leads to solutions and sources of innovation.
b) Learning is the collective experience of reflecting on and learning from others’ perspectives.
c) Learning from reflecting on how processes were implemented is as important as results achieved.
d) Learning is directly connected to strategy, vision and values.
e) Learning is recognized and rewarded by the organization at the individual and team levels.
f) Learning must be acquired, analyzed, interpreted, shared and acted on to provide maximum value and create high performance.
g) Learning from failures is just as important as learning from successes and is supported rather than punished by the culture.
Successful companies willingly reinvent themselves from top to bottom, changing anything and everything, from strategic planning and daily operations to their mission, vision, values and even their cultures as they internalize lessons learned.
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