Chapter 25. The Fifth Discipline: A Systems Learning Model for Building High-Performing Learning Organizations

M. Jeanne Girard, Joseph Lapides, Charles M. Roe

The Fifth Discipline, written by Peter Senge (1990), introduced organizations to the concepts and practices of organizational learning. According to Senge, learning organizations are

organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together [Senge, 1990, p. 3].

Senge argues that only organizations that are flexible, accepting of change, and creative in adapting to it will succeed in ...

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