Managing Learning in Organizations
Managing Work and Organizations
This practical book aims to improve management skills in organizations. David Casey's criterion for effective learning is changed behaviour, not simply understanding the principles. Exploring ways of supporting people in their attempts to do things differently, the book calls on much practical experience with examples and case studies from industry, local government and education. People change slowly and only when they want to change. This is true for groups as well as individuals and several chapters are devoted to managing learning in groups, particularly groups working together as teams. The role of group facilitator is analyzed in a practical way. One chapter describes exciting new work in Digital, helping teams to become self-managed. Another records breaking new ground at Ashridge where a learning-based consultancy company has been developing. A separate chapter is devoted to practical steps chief executives can take to promote their own learning. The focus widens to consider the whole organization as a living organism and Casey has some challenging suggestions about managing learning for the organization as a whole.
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"This is an interesting and useful book written by a leading and widely respected consultant and learning facilitator." - Human Resource Management Journal "...the concepts and cases are fascinating...extremely thought provoking...well worth buying." - Action Learning News "...tightly written, based on experience in many public and private organizations, from international computer giants to local government, hospitals and schools. There are thoughtful insights on almost every page." - Management Learning "This is an interesting and useful book written by a leading and widely respected consultant and learning facilitator." - Human Resource Management Journal