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The Fish Rots From The Head: The Crisis in our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director by Bob Garratt

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4The Learning Board in a learning organization

Can your organization learn?

For organizations to survive and grow, their rate of learning has to be equal to, or greater than, the rate of change in their environment. Revans’s axiom – L ≥ C – is an essential of organizational ecology. It is easy to state, easy to agree with, but difficult to implement unless built into the organizational culture consciously at all levels and reinforced frequently over time. Yet it must be implemented if the enterprise is to continue to exist and develop. Good examples of organizations recognizing the importance of continuous learning are Apple and Microsoft in computing, Tesco and Walmart in retailing, and British Airways, easyJet and Harley Davidson in travel. ...

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