Learning organisations: Knowledge about learning organisations

Leadership (a)

Like most interventions aimed at securing significant organisational improvement, organisational learning depends heavily on effective leadership. Leaders model the openness, risk-taking and reflection necessary for learning, and communicate a compelling vision of the learning organisation, providing empathy, support and personal advocacy needed to lead others towards it. They ensure that organisations and work groups have the capacity to learn, change and develop knowledge.

Organisational capacity to be a learning organisation - questions

Illustrative examples

Useful reference


Downloadable from the Topss website: 'A Manager’s Guide to developing strategic uses of National Occupational Standards’. Link: www.topss.org.uk/pdf/man_guide_strat_nos.pdf

Use the information and questions on the cards to think about a place of work as a learning organisation.